A fast growing hardy ground cover which can spread to around 1-2 metres wide. The red toothbrush-like flowers produced in winter and spring complement the new growth which is also a deep red colour. During cold winters plants develop a bronzed appearance. Ideal for covering large areas such as embankments and driveways. Suits cool to warm temperate areas, sunny positions and well drained soils. Tolerates some frost and dry conditions once established.
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||-3.7 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.