Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’
Photo (left) courtesy of Misteree
A beautiful smallish and fast growing evergreen tree much valued for its unique and marvelous silvery-blue purple tinged feathery leaves. TOUGH, not fussy about soil, NOT invasive and neat and tidy, you can see why it’s currently in vogue as a street tree in San Francisco. Sweetly fragrant clusters of bright yellow pom-pom blooms appear in late Winter and early Spring. Easily shaped or pruned (which promotes more purpley color), it’s an excellent subject for a patio tree as well. Lovely in the foreground of richly colored buildings! Hardy to 15° F though some folks claim its hardy down to USDA zone 7!
Photo courtesy of chuck b.