Acacia baileyana, Purple Acacia

The purple acacia is a small fast growing flowering tree with interesting grayish purple feathery leaves. These very fragrant flowers are bright yellow in the spring. This acacia grows to around 20-25′ wide and tall and is winter hardy to 15-20 degrees. As with most acacias it is drought tolerant when established. Acacias are short lived (30 years) and usually disease resistant.