Kunzea baxteri ‘Solomon’s Pink’

A lovely little shrub that will brighten the winter garden with the pink bottlebrush flowers. It will also make the bird life happy with the nectar laden blooms. It grows to a neat two metres high and a metre wide, which makes it useful for low hedges and screens. Prune regularly to encourage a more dense habit if needed. Good in a sunny to a lightly shaded spot, and does well in most soils. Tolerates light frost.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Kunzea baxteri
Cultivar:Solomon's Pink
Common Name:Kunzea
Other Common Names:Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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