A useful and variable small shrub for cool to warm temperate areas, with profuse bright pink-mauve nectar rich flowers in spring to summer. There are prostrate forms available, but they are mostly upright and wide plants with tiny leaves. A light prune after flowering will help encourage a more dense habit. Hardy and easy care for different situations, likes a sunny spot. Drought and frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Kunzea parvifolia|
|Other Common Names:||Violet Kunzea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Gold, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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