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Crowea exalata 'Edna Walling Crowea' (Crowea)

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Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.

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Plant description

Crowea exalata Edna Walling Crowea

Crowea are dainty evergreen low shrubs with a naturally neat and rounded habit. They have aromatic foliage festooned with multi-hued pink star flowers sought by native bees and butterflies. Flowering is in autumn and winter, perfect times for brightening the garden with masses of pretty flowers. Use as a mounding groundcover in beds, cascading over banks or walls, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. A spot with some shade from the heat of the day suits them best, and dry conditions will shorten the life of the plant.

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: pink
Flowering season: autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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