Acacia dealbata Acacia

Acacia

Description: Acacia dealbata, also known as The Silver Wattle is an upright, evergreen tree of open habit. The double pinnate bluish-green leaves have a stunning silvery sheen. Clusters of small, rounded, highly fragrant yellow flowers appear in January borne in terminal clusters, a vibrant burst of sunshine throughout the winter months! Bees and insects love the mimosa flowers, it's a valuable sourse of winter fuel for the bees.

History: Originating from Tasmania, Australia. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Acacia Growing Tips: Tolerate poor shallow soils although needs good drainage. Peforms well in a sheltered position, ideally against a south-facing wall for optimum protection.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Blue / Silver
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Flowering month: April
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Scented flowers
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Replacement prune

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