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Crowea x 'Festival' (Crowea)

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Plant description

Crowea hybrid Festival

Crowea x 'Festival' is a small shrub to 1.2 metres high, that flowers over a long period in autumn, with spot flowering through the rest of the year. Good rockery or container plant, as it likes good drainage. It also likes a sunny spot, but with some shade from hot afternoon sun. The flowers make great cut flowers. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage a compact growing habit.

Crowea 'Festival' is a hybrid between Crowea exalata abd Crowea saligna, and is a proven good garden performer.

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: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 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: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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