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Fern-Leaf Acacia

Acacia baileyana

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Fern-Leaf Acacia
A photo of Fern-Leaf Acacia

Overview

This tender graceful evergreen shrub with grey-green fern-like leaves grows to 6m and produces fluffy yellow flowers in early spring. It will need winter protection unless situated in a very sheltered frost free position.

Common problems

Can be susceptible to red spider mite when grown in a glasshouse.

Propagation

Cuttings

Root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Seed

In spring, sow seed at a minimum of 18°C

Special Features

Attracts bees

Uses

This low maintenance plant suits wall-side borders

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