A very useful low and naturally dense and rounded growing small shrub, growing to 1 metre high and 2 metres wide. It has red to orange spider type flowers which are very attractive to nectar eating birds and insects, produced in profusion in winter and spring. It suits a wide range of climates from sub tropical to cool temperate, and is also moderately frost tolerant. Prune every now and then to increase the compactness of this plant.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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