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Purple Fernleaf Acacia

 

This fast growing medium sized evergreen tree has silvery blue-grey foliage with purple new growth.

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit length : 1/4-1/2<>

Fruit type : Legume

Leaf Characteristics

Bark texture : Shallow, dark furrows

Bark color : Silvery grey

Leaf texture : Feathery

Leaf shape : Oblong with finely cut margins

Leaf color : Blue-grey with purplish new growth

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes - sweet

Flower width : 1/4 -3/8"

Flower shape : Globular

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 20-30 ft.

Average size maturity height : 20-30 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 13-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Fragrance : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes