20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Acacia dealbata is a tender, open, evergreen shrub or small tree up to 10m. that produces attractive round bright yellow flower-heads. It suits urban gardens or milder south-west localities, but may need winter protection elsewhere. In Europe it is known as 'Mimosa'. It has a single trunk with smooth grey bark. Each bipinnate leaf is made up of hundreds of tiny leaflets coated in white hairs, giving the foliage a silvery cast. It will need winter protection unless situated in a frost free full sun position and flowers better in climates with a longer, drier summer. Grow in medium to light soil types with a moderate depth, which needs to be well drained with low salinity, with full sun with some shade.
Common problems with Mimosa
Can get fluted scale but generally disease free
How to propagate Mimosa
Special features of Mimosa
Racemes of spherical, fragrant, yellow flower heads bloom from winter into spring.
It has pinnate, hairy leaves which are finely divided into numerous linear, grey-green leaflets.
Other uses of Mimosa
This plant is very versatile suiting a range of garden styles either in borders or containers providing late winter/early spring colour and foliage interest during the remainder of the year.