Adenanthos sericeus ‘Dwarf Woolly Bush’

 

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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Adenanthos sericeus
Cultivar:Woolly Bush
Common Name:Dwarf Woolly Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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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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

 


 

 

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