Lambertia orbifolia – Round-leaf Honeysuckle

A medium to  large shrub growing from 2 to 3 metres high, but can be larger. The orange-red tubular flowers occur through the year, peak flowering is from spring to autumn, and they are attractive to nectar feeding wildlife. Likes well drained soil and a sunny to semi shaded spot. Regular pruning will encourage a more dense growth habit. An endangered plant in its natural range in the south west of Western Australia.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Lambertia orbifolia
Common Name:Round-leaf Honeysuckle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, 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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.