Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Johanna’s Christmas’ – NSW Christmas Bush

The compact, dwarf habit and stunning red flowers are the key features of this beautiful form of the ever popular NSW Christmas Bush. Use it as a feature shrub in a sunny well drained position in the garden or as a novel pot plant for courtyards and the like. Give it a light trim back behind the spent flowers after Christmas. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.

Scientific Name:Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Family:Cunoniaceae
Common Name:NSW Christmas Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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