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Carpobrotus glaucescens

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Wantirna
A3, A9, A5, C9
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Wantirna
A3, A9, A5, C9
Size: 14cm
Available: 139
$/Unit (EX GST): $4.72 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $5.20 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Carpobrotus glaucescens Pigface, Angular Sea Fig, Ice Plant,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Succulents & Cacti Dense, Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
Tough, native creeping succulent with trailing stems that root at each node along the stem. Triangular shaped, fleshly smooth leaves quickly form a dense groundcover. Pink daisy-like flowers are produced in spring and summer. These then turn to pretty, edible red berry fruit. This attractive groundcover is very salt tolerant and great for binding coastal wind erosion. Ideal for use in gardens with coastal exposure, rockeries and low maintenance landscapes.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes: Grows best in well-drained positions in full sun. Can grow in part shade but will not flower as well. Keep an eye out for scale in summer. Trim back runners when required.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Aizoaceae Australia

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

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