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Buy Acacia dealbata mimosa: Sweetly scented yellow blooms

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: January to April
  • Hardiness: half hardy - will need protection in winter

    Fluffy yellow, sweetly scented ball-shaped flowers cover the ends of the branches from winter to spring. An evergreen tree with a pale green trunk and large, feathery glaucous leaves, this mimosa (or wattle) makes an ideal conservatory plant - while in warmer gardens, it can be planted in a sheltered spot against a south-facing wall. It will never reach the magnitude of those in its native Australia but it can grow to 12m (40ft) in 20 years, so it does need plenty of room in the garden.

  • Garden care: Lightly prune after flowering has finished, cutting back shoots that spoil the shape of the tree. In the garden, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hole and stake firmly. To grow in a pot, plant in a loam-based potting compost and keep in a sunny spot.

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I bought an acacia from you about 7 years ago and it has grown into a magnificent tree in a sheltered spot in the garden. Although it has rarely flowered (and then only with cream pom poms - instead of the yellow) it has suddenly gone brown as if dead. Should I wait and see if comes back to life, or give up and cut it down? It is about 12 ft tall with a very thick trunk.

ROSEMARY

Hello, It sounds as though the acacia has been affected by the really freezing weather we have had recently - and the only thing you can do now is wait and see if it bounces back or not.

Helen

I have an Acacia Dealbata in a large pot in my garden. Given the unusually cold spell, the plant looks very unhappy. The leaves have wilted and flowers keep dropping of. If this is frost damage, will it recover or is it dead? I only got in less than 2 years ago and is about 3 ft high. Thank you.

greentin

Hello, It is really difficult to say for sure as it will depend on the extent of the damage. The only thing you can do now though is wait and see what happens (and if it starts to put on new growth) over the next few months.

Helen

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