For best results with Acacia Baileyana Songlines (Mimosa) garden trees plant them in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK, alternatively, they also make a wonderful specimen tree for a large unheated conservatory, orangery or greenhouse in cold areas. If too exposed in severe Winters, they can be at risk of being damaged. They simply require dead heading and a light trim after flowering to retain the symmetry of the plant (they do not take too kindly to hard pruning, and generally do not need it).   They require moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil until established, when they will tolerate slightly drier soil. They will not thrive in soil that becomes waterlogged so add grit and well-rotted organic matter to clay soils before planting.

How to grow Acacia Baileyana Songlines

Position: Full sun

Foliage: Evergreen

Soil and site: Moist, well drained

Flowering time: Winter to Spring

Growth rate: Slow to Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: 6 metres, spread to 5 metres

Hardiness: Semi hardy to -5

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Deadhead flowers and trim lightly after flowering if necessary to maintain shape