Acacia baileyana Purpurea | Cootamundra Wattle
- Genus: Acacia
- Species: baileyana
- Cultivar: Purpurea
- Eventual Height: 700
- Eventual Spread: 500
- Position: full sun, south, west
- Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen
- Soil Drainage moist but well drained
- Soil PH: acid, neutral
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: (H3) Tender in frost
- Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Spring flowering with violet and purple tinged foliage. The Acacia baileyana Purpurea is an attractive, evergreen tree with bluish-grey leaves. The new purple-tinged growth has an almost metallic sheen that appears to shimmer in the sunlight, making a fantastic contrast with the frothy-looking yellow flowers in early spring.
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