A relatively compact bottlebrush with brilliant purplish flower heads in profusion in spring. It suits a good range of soil types and is drought tolerant once established, but will look better with regular watering in dry spells. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertilizer in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. Can be cut back hard to rejuvenate, and regular pruning will give a more compact habit- prune after flowering.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Open foliage, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.