Beaufortia sparsa – Swamp Bottlebrush

This is a very showy plant from Western Australia that performs well in both dry or moist conditions and its versatility in this regard is perhaps its most useful feature. It grows into a small shrub that is ideal as a feature plant in garden beds and can be used as a cut flower, which serves to prune the plant at the same time.

Scientific Name:Beaufortia sparsa
Common Name:Swamp Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants