|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
Out of stock
Originating from Australia.
Delicately tiny leaflets densely populate the feather-shaped leaves, creating a soft-textured foliage display throughout the year, particularly in the warmer seasons when it experiences vigorous growth. The new shoots and leaves emerge in a deep magenta/purple color, gradually transitioning to purple-flushed gunmetal grey and silver. This unique foliage display graces a lax and open branching habit, presenting a graceful medium-sized evergreen shrub.
During early spring, it produces masses of deep golden-yellow globe-shaped flowers, forming a striking contrast with the foliage. These flowers are held on long, slender branching structures and consist of fluffy masses of stamens. Early pollinators are attracted to them, and on a warm spring afternoon, their sweet scent can be detected from a distance. The numerous detailed features of this tree make it worthy of planting in a visible spot, where its soft and tactile qualities can be enjoyed up close.
Its colors and airy character make it an excellent addition to Mediterranean planting schemes, serving as a foil for spiky plants while complementing their silvery colours. Easy to grow and especially well-suited for coastal gardens, it is hardy only in mild areas and should be protected outside in colder regions. Thanks to its diminutive stature and receptiveness to pruning, this fantastic variety thrives in pots, allowing it to be moved into a frost-free conservatory for winter.
Potential height and spread in 5 – 10 years if not pruned 5m x 4m.
Although rarely achieving this height in the UK.
|Height after 10 years
|Season of interest