A low growing form of Adenanthos, Coral Cover is a densely ground covering plant with pale to bright pink flowers on the ends of the branches. It is attractive to birds and insects, and the needle-like nature of the leaves gives some shelter to wildlife. Likes a full sun to part shade spot, and suits most soil types as long as they are well drained. A low maintenance plant once established, it is frost tolerant and good for coastal areas. Mulch to deter weed growth while young, and to conserve soil moisture. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.
|Scientific Name:||Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus|
|Common Name:||Spiky Adenanthos|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals, Lizards|
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