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Acacia dealbata

The Acacia dealbata that I purchased and planted in the Autumn in containers in a sheltered area are looking a bit brown and wilted. Not sure if this is expected or if they are dying!

We've only had one or two frosty nights here and they are on a South facing sheltered wall

The pots they are in are quite large with plenty of drainage and the are damp but not wet.

Was looking forward to a nice spring display and would be a shame if I';ve lost them

Welcome any tips / suggestions


  • Thanks verdun 

    Pots are not wet and well drained 

    I think you're right that it's wind burn and have moved them under a sheltered lean to 

    Hopefully  they'll recover


  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,815

    Silverlight. A dealbata is native to the Cootamundra district of NSW. This is an inland area  west of the eastern ranges -  you could google it to see the terrain I assume. That climate is dry. Also, the Cootamundra Wattle is known to take over areas where it's been planted, so it is hardy, but might be finding your climate a bit damp. I don't think that the cold would be a huge issue though. I have read that it can be invasive in some areas here in Australia. Have you got the straight species or the purple or yellow foliage one?image

    S. E. NSW
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,815

    I'm going crazy. I confused dealbata with baileyana. I'm speaking about baileyana. Sorry.

    The silver wattle (dealbata) grows naturally here in the southern mountains and we are very dry but gets very cold.  image


    S. E. NSW
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,815

    Silverlight. I thought you might like some more information about the A dealbata. The stand on our property has coppiced  is spreading over a large area.  Photos attached.

    Our soil is very poor and dry, so if you are still having problems, you may be using compost which is too rich.  I'm enclosing a page from Marion Simmons book relating to this wattle.




     I hope this is helpful to you.

    S. E. NSW
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