The wonderful soft, velvet-like texture and the silver coloured foliage are the outstanding features of this species. From the south coast of Western Australia, this plant is best suited to areas of southern Australia that have a Mediterranean climate (ie dry summers) rather than the more humid climates of places like Sydney and Brisbane. It grows into a large shrub and so makes a great feature plant and is sometimes used as a Christmas tree if grown in a large container. It has a compact habit. The foliage can cause an allergic reaction in some.
|Scientific Name:||Adenanthos sericeus|
|Common Name:||Woolly Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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