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Cootamundra Wattle
Scientific Name: Acacia baileyana F.Muell.
Synonym: Racosperma baileyanum
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,13-24,26-28
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia (New South Wales)

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast growing to 20 to 30 feet tall and wide (6-9 m) with a rounded shape; smooth, gray bark; gray green to bluish green, glaucous, bipinnate, fern like leaves, rachis (main leaf stem) 0.4 to 1.2 inches long (1-3 cm) with 2 to 6 pairs of pinnae, each with 12 to 20 pairs of leaflets (pinnules) 0.20 to 0.28 inch long (5-7 mm)

Watering Needs: Low water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds (better results with hot water treatment), cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Large clusters of very fragrant, small golden yellow flower balls, each with 20 to 25 actual flowers, in late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Dry, brown, straight or slightly curved, dehiscent pod, 1.6 to 4 inches long (4-10 cm), 0.32 to 0.5 inch broad (8-12 mm).

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