Bailey’s Purple Acacia Tree
Our favorite Acacia for its gorgeous grey blue foliage with bright purple tips that are especially vivid in cool weather. Bailey’s Purple Acacia Tree is hardy enough to make it through most of our Portland winters, though it does prefer a protected location out of the wind. Summer pruning and little to no water after it’s established will also help curtail any excessive growth that could break under heavy snow or winds. The yellow flowers that appear in late winter turning the tree completely yellow are reason enough to grow this gorgeous tree. The pollinators will thank you for planting it!
Latin Name: Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’
Site and Soil: Full sun in a variety of soils
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10F
Size at Maturity: 30’H x 25’W
Bloom Time: January-April
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed