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|
|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|
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