An attractive shrub with beautiful tactile foliage of silver-green. It has tiny red flowers in spring. It grows to around a metre high and wide. A low maintenance plant that naturally forms a good shape, but not suited to areas of high humidity. Tolerates frost and short periods of dryness, and is good for coastal areas. Plant in full sun to dappled shade. The foliage can produce an allergic reaction in some.
|Scientific Name:||Adenanthos sericeus|
|Common Name:||Dwarf Woolly Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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