An attractive medium sized shrub, it has fine leaves and abundant flowering in spring. Each flower is relatively small, consisting of bundles of stamens, giving a delicate look. They are white to cream, borne in profusion, and are attractive to bees and small nectar loving birds and marsupials. It occurs in the wild from northern NSW down to Tasmania, near the coast. It grows from 1 to 5 metres tall, and 1 to 3 metres wide, and is good for screening, informal hedging and for low maintenance areas. It responds well to pruning, which can be done after flowering and in autumn. It is rarely troubled by pests or disease, apart from webbing caterpillars, which can be controlled by picking them off and binning.
|Scientific Name:||Kunzea ambigua|
|Common Name:||Tick Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Poverty Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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