A handsome and dense small shrub growing to one metre high and wide, and with a spectacular spring display of two toned yellow and red-brown pea shaped flowers. The flowers are long lasting and lightly fragrant. It likes well drained soil and sunny spot, and is drought and frost tolerant once established. Also good in coastal gardens and landscaping. Can be used as an informal hedge and screen plant.
|Scientific Name:||Eutaxia obovata|
|Common Name:||Eggs and Bacon|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange, Gold, Brown|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Other insects|
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