Kunzea ambigua ‘Prostrate’ – Tick Bush

 

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Kunzea ambigua
Cultivar:Prostrate
Common Name:Tick Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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