A compact single or multi-stemmed shrub with papery bark and fresh light green foliage with bright red bottlebrush flowers. Plant as a specimen or in groups, around pools or for screening; in streetscapes and open parkland. Grows to around 2 metres tall and a metre and a half wide, and responds beautifully to pruning. Likes moist clay to sandy loam soils, and tolerates frost and dry spells once established. The flowers attract honey eaters.
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.2 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.2 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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