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Crowea exalata 'Green Cape' (Crowea)

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Plant description

Crowea exalata Green Cape Crowea

Crowea exalata Green Cape Crowea 2

Crowea 'Green Cape' is a compact, prostrate dwarf shrub with short thick aromatic foliage and masses of multi-hued pink waxy star flowers. Butterflies, moths and dainty harmless native bees love the flowers. Use as a mounding groundcover in beds, cascading over banks or walls, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Great for coastal gardens. Will cope with dry spells. Good for cool temperate to sub tropical areas. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser. The flowers are great for cutting for vases.

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: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.15 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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