An easy care spreading low shrub with very attractive soft grey green foliage which creates a lovely contrast for other plants. It has small insignificant red-pink flowers in spring that are attractive to small nectar eaters. It originates in Western Australia, but will grow well in a wide range of areas, including more humid ones and coastal positions. It likes lighter soils and does well in full sun to dappled shade, and is drought tolerant. It can handle medium frosts. The foliage works well for floral work.
This plant was regarded as a separate species, but is now thought to be a natural hybrid of Adenanthos serisius and A. cuneatus.
|Scientific Name:||Adenanthos x cunninghamii|
|Other Common Names:||Albany woollybush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.