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Mimosa - Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata)


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Mimosa - Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) Reply with quote

I have a Silver Wattle well I hope I still have one.

had it prunned cut back end Oct09, was about 25feet, now 17ft or so.
Following snow and frost after xmas, tree looks dead, leaves have all gone brown, this is an evergreen, should this happen. Has the tree been shocked , will it recover or is it dead. Any suggestions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately its probably bad news. The Silver Wattle or Acacia dealbata is tender to severe frosts and Ireland hasn't experienced anything quite like this cold for many years.

I've lost a number of them at the garden centre here in Cork along with some Callistemon and some other plants.

The advice I'd give on the Acacia is to sit tight and wait and see. It just may produce some new shoots later in the spring but as I say it is unfortunately unlikely

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Silver Wattle Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply. I have had another look at the tree today and I might be wrong but I think there may be a few tiny yellow green shoots at the very top of the tree, will keep an eye on it, would be a shame to loose it completely as it is a very beautiful tree. Again thanks for your reply.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Silver Wattle Reply with quote

Worth having a look at this so ardunne............ The garden after a freeze, plants dealing with frost.
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