Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa, Bailey Acacia
|These lushly flowering trees and multi-trunked large shrubs are known as 'wattles' in Australia. Grown only in mild winter areas, they thrive in most soils and are drought-tolerant once established. Most have small, round, fluffy flowers that are grouped in clusters, bloom early in the year, and attract birds. They grow quickly, and live only 20 to 30 years. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep rooting. Prune to thin and prevent wind damage. Remove bare branches at the trunk. Prone to the pest Acacia psyllid.
Clusters of small, fragrant flower heads rise from the branches of this graceful tree. Messy brown fruit follows, but the finely divided, feathery gray-green or blue-green leaves last throughout the year. Stake until well rooted. Prune after bloom.
Attributes - Acacia baileyana
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Winter through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 45 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites, Whiteflies.
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