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Adenanthos sericeus 'Copper Glow' (Woolly Bush)

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Plant description

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The soft, silvery foliage is irresistible to touch and feel and in this cultivar, it has a very distinct and beautiful coppery-coloured tinge on the ends of the branches. It forms a beautiful upright shrub that makes an excellent feature or pot plant for gardens in areas of lower humidity in southern Australia. It is also very good in coastal areas but needs very well-drained soil to avoid root rot. Very little, if any, pruning maintenance is required to keep it looking good.

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: 5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Root rot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: autumn, spring.

Types of fertiliser: Low Phosphorus.

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