A small rounded shrub with aromatic dark green leaves and masses of pink, star shaped flowers. Attracts many nectar feeding insects including butterflies and native bees. Use as a feature shrub, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Best in cooler areas, as it resents hot dry conditions and winds. Likes some shade and a layer of mulch to keep the root zone cool.
|Scientific Name:||Crowea exalata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.75 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.75 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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