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Gastrolobium latifolium

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gastrolobium latifolium TBA
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Mat Forming, Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
A spectacular low-growing native groundcover 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 coastal gardens. Grows approx. 50cm tall x 2m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 2-4m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, 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:
Fabaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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