Unique and highly ornamental large shrub or small tree for a sheltered site in full sun. Light grey-blue extremely feathery leaves with new growth plum-purple through the growing season. Golden-yellow 'Mimosa' flowers in early spring. Easy in a pot, can be hard pruned every year, but hardier in the ground. Takes a fair amount of frost, though is best sited sensibly. Very bad winters will kill it, away from mild areas, or at least cut it back to ground level where it may resprout strongly. For lime free soil. Drought tolerant.