Leucophyta brownii ‘Moonshine’ – Cushion Bush

The spectacular silver foliage are complemented by lemon yellow flowers on a mounding small perennial plant. This is an outstanding plant that is salt and wind resistant for coastal areas. Use it to give a lift to any slightly shady parts of the garden where it can be planted at the front of borders or in a sunny rockery. It also makes a lovely potted plant for a sunny courtyard. Trim off the spent flowers at the end of summer.

 

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Leucophyta brownii
Cultivar:Moonshine
Common Name:Cushion Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Lizards

 

 


 

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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