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Adenanthos cuneatus Coral Carpet

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Adenanthos cuneatus Coral Carpet Prostrate, Coastal Jug Flower, Basket Flower, Flame Bush, Bridle Bush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Shrub Like, Spreading

A prostrate form of Adenanthos from the Sterling Ranges. It forms a thick carpet of mid green needle-like foliage and pale pink to bright pink flowers on the tips of the branches. It forms a thick mat that is useful as a rockery plant or for retaining walls. It can also be grown as a tub specimen.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Once established requires little maintenance. Occasional feeding with slow release low phosphorous fertiliser is beneficial. It also benefits from tip pruning which will keep it dense in its habit. Mulching around the base will help to conserve moisture.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High