Conospermum triplinervium – Tree Smoke Bush

This tall and open shrub has masses of interesting woolly grey flowers in spring and summer. Will grow on most soil types, in full sun to part shade. Grows to approximately 3-4 metres tall and a metre wide. Dislikes hot and humid climates, likes a well drained soil. Tolerates light frost.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Conospermum triplinervium
Common Name:Smoke Bush
Other Common Names:Tree Smoke Bush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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