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Crowea exalata 'Edna Walling Crowea' (Crowea)

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Helpful articles

Winter Flowering Plants for the Garden. No Australian garden need be free of flowers in winter. Read this article to learn about some great winter flowering plants.

Garden Themes. This article describes various garden themes that should work well within Australia.

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

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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