Acacia Baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle) grows to a large bushy shrub or small tree, commonly reaching 15-20' high, and is typically freely branching from 3-6' above the ground, plants growing in dense regrowth stands tend to be somewhat spindly whereas in open sites they are more robust. The short bipinnate leaves are usually blue-grey in colour, the flower heads are lemon yellow and arranged elongated, showy racemes, and the relatively large pods are flat and covered with a white bloom when young.
Flowers between June and September.
Hardy zone 9-11
Seed germinates best if given hot water soak or use scarified seed. Place seed in near boiling water, soak for 24 hrs then sow. Any floating seeds need additional hot water/soak treatment. Sow seeds 1/8" deep, germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F. Cold hardy to 18 degrees F