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Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Carpet' (Flame Bush)

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Plant description

adenanthos cuneatus coral carpet 1002

adenanthos cuneatus coral carpet 1001

adenanthos cuneatus coral carpet 2

adenanthos cuneatus coral carpet 1

This delightful ground cover features beautifully textured colourful foliage that provides a year round highlight in the garden. Best in coastal areas of Western Australia but also grows well in well drained soils in other parts of southern Australia. It small red flowers are not prominent but they are produced all year round and attract small honey eating birds. Grow in full sun to get the best colour in the new foliage growth.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.25 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.

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