Kunzea baxteri ‘Solomon’s Pink’

A lovely little shrub that will brighten the winter garden with the pink bottlebrush flowers. It will also make the bird life happy with the nectar laden blooms. It grows to a neat two metres high and a metre wide, which makes it useful for low hedges and screens. Prune regularly to encourage a more dense habit if needed. Good in a sunny to a lightly shaded spot, and does well in most soils. Tolerates light frost.

Scientific Name:Kunzea baxteri
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Kunzea
Other Common Names:Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, 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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