Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus ‘Coral Cover’ – Spiky Adenanthos

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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus
Cultivar:Coral Cover
Common Name:Spiky Adenanthos
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals, Lizards

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.