|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||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.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Australia
Possibly the most floriferous tree we’ve ever seen! The normally arching and wiry branches appear weighed down by the masses of sweetly scented blooms, buzzing with bees. This curious but very beautiful and graceful wattle is fast-growing and forms a large shrub or small tree, with slender, branches bearing small, silver/green triangular leaves. The graceful weeping character of the crown is at odds with the appearance of the foliage, on closer inspection they form a saw tooth-like pattern along the branches, and although not sharp, they look jagged and most unique. They are known as phyllodes and are actually modified leaf stalks that serve the function of a leaf.
The ‘Saw Tooth Acacia’ will thrive against a sheltered warm wall, but will also grow well in coastal conditions in a mild maritime environment.
An easy plant to grow, this species can be shaped to form a shrub, small tree, or even a loose hedge. Pruning should be carried out in spring, immediately after flowering in order to ensure the production of the following season’s flowers.
Height and spread after 10 years 4 x3m.
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