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Acacia baileyana purpurea (Cootamundra Wattle) seeds

Acacia baileyana purpurea (Cootamundra Wattle) seeds

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Beautiful small tree or shrub with delicate, fern-like, blue-green foliage with a purple tint, and masses of fluffy, yellow flowers in February to April. Being an early flowerer, it provides a welcome splash of colour in late winter.  Stunning if grown as a standard.  An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner, it can also be grown in a greenhouse or as a houseplant. Good for Bonsai.

Half Hardy Tree/Shrub (min 0C)
Height: 5m - smaller if grown in a container
Flowers: February to April
Position: Full sun in a sheltered spot in well-drained soil

Packet of 20 seeds


RHS Award of Garden Merit

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS award of Garden Merit plants visit




Pre-sowing Treatment:  Soak the seeds in water which starts off hand hot for 24 hours or until the seeds start to swell.

Sowing Instructions:  Sow at any time of the year. Sow in pots or trays of moist, good quality seed compost, eg John Innes, at a depth of 3mm.  Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain an optimum temperature of 20-25C.  Germination should take place in 21 days.  Gradually increase ventilation as the seedlings emerge by opening the bag or propagator vents. 

Growing Instructions:   When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up into small pots and grow on in slightly cooler conditions in plenty of light but shaded from direct sunlight.  Hardy to 0C so will any tolerate a light frost when mature.  Protect with fleece or move to a frost free place over winter.





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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.