Purple-Leaf Acacia


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Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea,’ commonly known as Purple Fernleaf Acacia, is a captivating ornamental shrub or small tree renowned for its striking foliage. Native to Australia, this deciduous plant is characterized by fern-like, finely divided leaves that emerge in a rich purple hue, gradually maturing to a deep blue-green. The delicate, feathery appearance of the leaves adds an elegant touch to garden landscapes. In late winter to early spring, clusters of fragrant, spherical yellow flowers emerge, further enhancing its visual appeal. With a moderate growth rate and a preference for well-drained soil and full sun, Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ makes a splendid addition to gardens, providing year-round interest and a touch of unique color to the landscape.

Dimensions 6303710 × 63028719 in

Full Sun, Part Sun

Foiliage Habit


Fruit Ripens


Growth Rate


Foilage Color


Soil PH

Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil Type(s)

Clay, Loam, Sandy

Fall Color


Flowering Season(s)

Spring, Summer, Winter

Flower Color



Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11

Water Usage

Moderate, High

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