Adenanthos cunninghamii ‘Lighthouse’ – Woolly Bush

 

A sculptural cultivar of Adenanthos, this plant has a tall and dense form resembling a pillar. Grown primarily for its silvery, soft smooth foliage, it also produces small red flowers in spring which attract birds with their nectar. Growing to around 1.5 metres high and a metre wide, it can be used for screens, informal hedges, native gardens, but also for large scale landscape projects. It also looks good in containers. Suitable for coastal gardens. Tolerates light frost and dry spells well. Light pruning after flowering will encourage strong new growth.

Scientific Name:Adenanthos cunninghamii
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Woolly Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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