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Beaufortia sparsa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Beaufortia sparsa Swamp Bottlebrush,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Rounded, Shrub Like

Medium evergreen, spreading native shrub with unique, dense, dark green foliage and masses of red fluffy brush-like flowers in Spring and Summer. A great native bird and bee attractor that prefers well drained soil. Great to use as a low growing feature or mass plant for a beautiful display. Grows approx. 1-3m tall x 1-2.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Rockery

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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