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Crowea exalata 'Rhapsody' (Crowea)

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Plant description

Crowea exalata Rhapsody 1

Crowea 'Rhapsody' is a pretty flowering shrub with starry pink flowers from summer to autumn. It is a small rounded shrub with dark green leaves. Attracts many nectar feeding insects including butterflies and native bees. Can be used for cut flowers and foliage. Use as a feature shrub, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Best in frost free areas. Feed with low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.

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: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.75 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.75 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: Butterflies, insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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