The compact, dwarf habit and stunning red flowers are the key features of this beautiful form of the ever popular NSW Christmas Bush. Use it as a feature shrub in a sunny well drained position in the garden or as a novel pot plant for courtyards and the like. Give it a light trim back behind the spent flowers after Christmas. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.
|Scientific Name:||Ceratopetalum gummiferum|
|Common Name:||NSW Christmas Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Red|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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