Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Johanna’s Christmas’ – NSW Christmas Bush

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.

Family:Cunoniaceae
Scientific Name:Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Cultivar:Johanna's Christmas
Common Name:NSW Christmas Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.