A spreading medium shrub with very attractive dark green toothed leaves, bronze new growth and purple toothbrush-like flowers. Good general garden shrub for larger areas or as a screen plant that is regularly pruned. The foliage is great for floral arrangement work.
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3.5 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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