A compact small shrub growing to around a metre high and wide, it has narrow profuse leaves and a naturally dense habit, further improved by a once a year pruning. Flowers in late winter to spring with pink to red bird attracting blooms. Likes a well drained soil, best in a sunny spot but will also grow in light shade. Drought and frost tolerant once established.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1.4 metres|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1.4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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