Grey-green ferny leaves, with new growth emerging in a striking purple colour. A mass of gold-yellow flowers through winter. Grows best in dry or stony soil with perfect drainage. An outstanding foliage and flower tree. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ (Purple Fernleaf Wattle) is an evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 5m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.