Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus ‘Coral Cover’ – Spiky Adenanthos

A low growing form of Adenanthos, Coral Cover is a densely ground covering plant with pale to bright pink flowers on the ends of the branches. It is attractive to birds and insects, and the needle-like nature of the leaves gives some shelter to wildlife. Likes a full sun to part shade spot, and suits most soil types as long as they are well drained. A low maintenance plant once established, it is frost tolerant and good for coastal areas. Mulch to deter weed growth while young, and to conserve soil moisture. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.

Scientific Name:Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Spiky Adenanthos
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals, Lizards

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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