Cushion bush is a great tough shrub for difficult areas, which brings interest to the garden with its textural growth habit. It has silvery grey stems with tiny leaves, and round umbels of silver to pale gold flowers in summer. Great for coastal sites, as it resist wind and salt spray beautifully. Good in most soils, and likes a sunny spot. A terrific low maintenance plant, drought resistant. Can be pruned to shape if desired, but it naturally grows in a neat bun shaped plant.
|Scientific Name:||Leucophyta brownii|
|Common Name:||Cushion Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Yellow, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Other insects|
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