Common name: Silver wattle, Blue wattle, mimosa
Mature height: 4 to 8 meters
Hardiness: down to -10 ° C
Plant type: flowering tree
Flowering: from December to March
Flower color: yellow
Type of soil: fairly poor and very draining, even dry, stony
Watering: little dry
Use: in the garden, isolated, container, cut flowers
Diseases and pests: mealybugs, leafhoppers
Seed conservation: 4 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Acacia dealbata is a tree with very fine evergreen leaves of silvery gray color.
Occurring in winter, during the months of December to March, the flowering is spectacular: the branches are covered with clusters of yellow glomeruli with a delicate scent resembling the smell of rice powder.
The most commonly cultivated species, this mimosa loves calcareous soils. Its name comes from dealbatus which means whitish, due to the bloom that covers the leaves and twigs.
It is the most cold resistant mimosa. It accepts -12 ° C if the soil is very dry. In the case of severe frosts, it can see its aerial part destroyed, but it leaves the stump while bushy.
Beautiful tree, it will decorate your garden in winter when it is normally at rest.