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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Cootamundra wattle golden mimosa
Acacia can be deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs or climbers, with alternate, pinnately divided leaves or simple modified leaf-like stalks (phyllodes), and tiny, sometimes fragrant, flowers in short spikes, or in racemes or spikes of spherical heads
A. baileyana is a large, graceful evergreen shrub to 6m in height, with fern-like, silvery-grey leaves and axillary racemes of small, globose yellow flowerheads in winter and spring
Australia (New South Wales)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or indoors in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter, keeping barely moist. Can be grown outdoors in warmer climates
Propagate by seed at a minimum of 18°C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Pruning Pruning group 8 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite under glass
Generally disease free
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