Adenanthos x cunninghamii – Woollybush

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 sericius and A. cuneatus. The foliage can produce an allergic reaction in some.

Scientific Name:Adenanthos x cunninghamii
Common Name:Woollybush
Other Common Names:Albany woollybush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants