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Gastrolobium celsianum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gastrolobium celsianum TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Spreading

Description:
A spectacular low-growing native shrub with silvery-green leaves. During the summer masses of bright red pea flowers appear which attract nectar feeding birds. An ideal landscape plant perfect for rockeries and shrubberies. Ideal for container planting. Grows approx. 2m tall x 2-3m wide.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Hardy in dry conditions once established. Supplementary watering during warmer months will improve growth and flowering. Prune after flowering to keep looking bushy and fertilise with a slow release low phosphorus fertiliser.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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