A useful large shrub for informal hedging and screening, with its dense growth habit and ability to grow in most soils and climates. It has near year round spot flowering, with extra bursts in winter and spring, with red toothbrush form flowers. It responds well to pruning to keep it even more compact.
It can be known as G. hookeriana but is suspected to be a hybrid from G. longifolia x G. tetragonoloba.
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.