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Ceratopetalum gummiferum Shiraz

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ceratopetalum gummiferum Shiraz New South Wales Christmas Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Shrub Like, Spreading

Description:
Large evergreen native shrub or small tree with shiny green foliage and a beautiful show of small dark red flowers in summer. Great to use for a colourful screen or in floral arrangements. Grows approx. 4m H x 2m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 1-2m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Cunoniaceae Australia

Characteristics
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: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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