Kunzea ambigua ‘prostrate’ is a wonderful low maintenance shrub with a ground covering habit. It has profuse, white sweetly scented flowers in spring, and fine aromatic bright green foliage. It grows to a metre and a half wide, and half a metre tall. It attracts nectar feeders. Drought and frost tolerant once established, and rarely troubled by pests or disease.
|Scientific Name:||Kunzea ambigua|
|Common Name:||Tick Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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