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Acacia baillyana purpurea Purple Cootamundra wattle

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pot size: 25cm
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Acacia  baillyana purpurea  It is a cultivar of the Acacia Wattle species, which is known for its feathery, blue-gray foliage and bright yellow flowers.
The Purple Cootamundra Wattle gets its name from its striking purple foliage, which emerges in the spring and fades to a gray-green color as the season progresses. The tree also produces small, fragrant yellow flowers in the late winter and early spring, which attract bees and other pollinators.
Acacia baileyana purpurea is a hardy plant that is relatively easy to grow in a range of soil types and climates. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, and is tolerant of drought and heat. It can be pruned to maintain a compact shape, and is often used in gardens and landscapes as a specimen tree or accent plant.
In addition to its ornamental value, the Purple Cootamundra Wattle is also used for erosion control and habitat restoration, as it is a nitrogen-fixing plant that can improve soil quality and support other native species. Beautiful and useful plant that is well-suited to a variety of landscaping applications.
The plant has smooth, greyish brown bark. It has bright yellow flower clusters in late winter to spring. It is a hardy Australian native plant, suitable for a wide range of climates and soils, provided they are reasonably well drained and is best grown in full sun through to partial shade. Mulch during the first summer to help get established. Foliage colour is sapphire green with a purple tinge. 
At maturity will reach 5-8mt high and wide. 
Acacia baillyana is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.