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Acacia baileyana purpurea - Purple Fernleaf Acacia

Acacia baileyana purpurea is an attractive tree. The new foliage of the Purple Fernleaf Acacia has a purple hue as do the small branches holding the flowers. Acacia baileyana purpurea is short lived, 15-20 years or so. They grow quickly and fall quickly. In between Acacia baileyana purpurea can be pretty useful. The Purple Fernleaf Acacia requires little additional water in coastal and valley gardens once established. The flowers are fragrant even if the seedpods are messy. Acacia baileyana purpurea can heave a driveway or sidewalk so planting them back from things they might disrupt or fall upon is a good plan. Acacia baileyana purpurea often drops enough debris to keep down the weeds. Acacia baileyana purpurea grows to 20 feet and spreads up to 40. The Purple Fernleaf Acacia is not particular about soils as long as they don't stay soggy. The wood is beautiful but some folks are allergic to the sawdust. Acacia baileyana purpurea is Winter hardy down to 15-20°F.

Acacia baileyana purpurea, Purple Fernleaf Acacia

New flowers and purple tipped silver foliage of Acacia baileyana purpurea, the Purple Fernleaf Acacia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.