Lambertia formosa – Mountain Devil

Lambertia Formosa is a spreading shrub to 2 metres tall and wide, with red flowers mainly in spring and summer, and sporadically in the cooler months. The seed pods are woody, and give the plant’s common name for its little devil face. Good for temperate to sub tropical climates.
Grows best in the garden in a sunny to partly shaded position and well drained soil. A good food plant for nectar eating wildlife, and the slightly spiky foliage also makes it a great shelter plant for smaller birds. Frost hardy and also good for coastal plantings.

Scientific Name:Lambertia formosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Mountain Devil
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:21.5 metres
Width:21.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pipe and drain 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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