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Bauera rubioides (River Dog Rose)

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Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

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Green walls (or Vertical Garden). Learn how to create an amazing vertical garden wall using a variety of plants including herbs.

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Plant description

bauera rubioides river dog rose 005

bauera rubioides river dog rose 004

bauera rubioides river dog rose 003

bauera rubioides river dog rose 002

bauera rubioides river dog rose 001

This is one of those extremely useful Australian native shrubs that grows well in moist soils and also flowers well in shady spots. The River Dog Rose is commonly found growing along shady creek banks in eastern Australia where it forms a low growing habit that is dotted with delicate pink flowers sporadically through the year. It makes a great understorey plant under trees as well as being a good feature plant in shady spots behind fences etc. It also works well as a pot plant or low growing hedge where regular pruning through the warmer months will keep it looking fabulous.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Bees.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.

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