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Mimosa

Acacia dealbata

Also known as

Silver wattle, Blue wattle

Acacia dealbata AF by jjharrison89@facebook.com (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

4m

8m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A close up of the green leaves and yellow flowers of Acacia dealbata.
A close up of the green leaves of Acacia dealbata.
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An Acacia dealbata shrub covered in yellow flowers.

Mimosa Overview

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

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Mimosa

Attractive flowers

Racemes of spherical, fragrant, yellow flower heads bloom from winter into spring.

Attractive leaves

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.

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