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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|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|
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-