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Gomphocarpus fruticosus

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Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomfru
Narrow Leaved Cotton Bush,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
B9, C7
Size: 14cm
Available: 10
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.35 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.08 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gomphocarpus fruticosus Narrow Leaved Cotton Bush,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Evergreen narrow-leaved shrub with white flowers during Summer. Tough and quick growing. Grows approx. 1-2m tall x 1m wide. Florists often use the unique autumn fruits which are inflated, pale green to light brown in colour, soft bristle covered and have been likened to looking like a swan.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars

Cultural Notes: Prefers a sunny position in a well-drained soil. CAUTION- poisonous to cattle, sheep and poultry.

Plant Care
None

Family Name: Origin:
Asclepiadaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

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