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|
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