15 Acacia Baileyana var purpurea Seeds - Cootamundra Tree
15 Acacia Baileyana var purpurea Seeds - Cootamundra Tree

15 Acacia Baileyana var purpurea Seeds - Cootamundra Tree

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Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.

General Notes
Bailey acacia grows best in light, well-drained, fertile soil. Acacia is an attractive low water use shrub or small tree, which has a showy spring flowering quality. Its roots may be invasive in residential garden settings, but is effective as a soil stabilizer. It may require regularly scheduled light top-trimming (but not necessarily shearing) of vigorous top shoots to maintain its height below 25'.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to New South Wales, Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names
BAILEY ACACIA, COOTAMUNDRA WATTLE

Tree Characteristics
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.



Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 20 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 13 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.