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Cotton Bush makes a fabulous feature shrub in rockeries with its rusty coloured buds, giving way to a mass display of white flowers right through the winter months. It needs good drainage and plenty of sun, but it will tolerate a bit of frost as well. All the attention it needs is a bit of pruning and you can achieve that by cutting the flowers for the vase inside through the winter months and then a light trim coming into spring.
Also known botanically as Stenanthemum scortechinii.
Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: autumn or spring.
Types of fertiliser: Low Phosphorus Australian plant fertiliser.