An open shrub growing to around a metre tall. The name pungens refers to the sharp pointed leaves. It has bracts of flowers from late winter to spring, usually white but there are pink forms. Naturally occurring from eastern NSW to southern Queensland, common on Sydney coastal heathland. Suits temperate and sub-tropical areas. Likes well drained soil with regular moisture, part shade. Does not like root disturbance.
|Scientific Name:||Woollsia pungens|
|Other Common Names:||Snow Wreath|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Open foliage|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Propagation Method:||Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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