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Mimosa

Acacia dealbata

Silver Wattle, Blue wattle

1/5

A tender, open, evergreen shrub or small tree upto 10m. It has pinnate, hairy leaves which are finely divided into numerous linear, grey-green leaflets. Racemes of spherical, fragrant, yellow flower heads bloom from winter into spring. It will need winter protection unless situated in a frost free full sun position.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Propagation

Notes
Seed or Semi hardwood cuttings

Geography

Origin
Australia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
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.

Personality

Family
Mimosaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can get glasshouse red spider mite, fluted scale and mealybugs but generally disease free

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