Leucophyta brownii – Cushion Bush

 

Cushion bush is a great tough shrub for difficult areas, which brings interest to the garden with its textural growth habit. It has silvery grey stems with tiny leaves, and round umbels of silver to pale gold flowers in summer. Great for coastal sites, as it resist wind and salt spray beautifully. Good in most soils, and likes a sunny spot. A terrific low maintenance plant, drought resistant. Can be pruned to shape if desired, but it naturally grows in a neat bun shaped plant.

Scientific Name:Leucophyta brownii
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Cushion Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Yellow, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.