The bold orange bottlebrush flowers combine with interesting foliage on a small spreading shrub are the outstanding features of this Western Australian gem. Use it as a feature plant in areas that gets lots of sun and good drainage although it will still flower well under light shade. Trim back behind the spent flowers at the end of spring.
|Scientific Name:||Beaufortia squarrosa|
|Common Name:||Sand Bottlebrush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.