Composting written by Glorious Gardens. Learn all about the joys of composting. Cold composting and hot composting are just two of several options.
Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.
Selecting plants for your garden. This article describes how you can best select plants for your garden.
Growing Banksias. Learn how to grow Banksia in your garden.
Calliandra tweedieiis a vigorous, low growing shrub which can also be used as a ground cover. It has fine and ferny foliage and striking powder puff flowers year round. A hardy low maintenance plant for frost free areas, it does well in most soil types, and likes moist and well drained soil. Likes a sunny position. Does well in containers. Good for coastal areas. Responds well to hard pruning if needed, but can be left unpruned for low maintenance gardens.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.8 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.