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|
|Common Name:||Woolly Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|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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