Adenanthos sericeus ‘Mallee Legend’ – Woolly Bush


This Adenanthos cultivar provides beautiful silver downy foliage in the garden, with the advantages of also having low water needs and low maintenance needs. It is well suited for creating a low hedge, or providing interesting foliage in a flower bed and for contrast with other foliage plants. Small red flowers are borne in spring. A great plant for coastal regions, as it is salt tolerant. This plant is also known as Adenanthos sericeus ‘Dwarf’.


Scientific Name:Adenanthos sericeus
Common Name:Woolly Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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