Kunzea ambigua ‘Prostrate’ – Tick Bush

 

Kunzea ambigua ‘prostrate’ is a wonderful low maintenance shrub with a ground covering habit. It has profuse, white sweetly scented flowers in spring, and fine aromatic bright green foliage. It grows to a metre and a half wide, and half a metre tall. It attracts nectar feeders. Drought and frost tolerant once established, and rarely troubled by pests or disease.

Scientific Name:Kunzea ambigua
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tick Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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