Zieria cytisoides ‘Grey Ghost’

With prominent pink flowers and soft grey foliage, this form of Zieria cytisoides is a great plant for a variety of situations. The foliage is downy and aromatic and the star-shaped pink flowers appear in abundance in late winter and spring.
It is best planted in conditions of part sun to shade, but if well mulched it can also withstand full sun.
‘Grey Ghost’ is frost hardy and will grow in moist to dry soils, as long as they are fairly well drained. Acid to slightly alkaline soils are best. Ensure the plant is well mulched, remembering to leave a gap between the mulch and the stem of the plant.
Works well planted as an understory, low hedge, or as an accent plant, and also makes a wonderful container plant. It grows into a well shaped shrub without even needing to be pruned.

Scientific Name:Zieria cytisoides
Cultivar:Grey Ghost
Common Name:Zieria
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects






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


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.