Kunzea baxteri – Crimson Kunzea

Crimson Kunzea is outstanding for its showy bright red bottlebrush flower heads that appear sporadically for most of the year. It is a small to medium shrub that has a spreading habit. It makes a good feature plant but the fine foliage also makes it suitable as a screening or hedge plant, given that it also responds very well to pruning.

Scientific Name:Kunzea baxteri
Common Name:Crimson Kunzea
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants