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Isopogon anemonifolius Little Drumsticks

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Isopogon anemonifolius Little Drumsticks Broad Leaved Drumsticks,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

The buds on short stems are suggestive of Little Drumsticks™ and this compact, versatile plant is something to ‘beat the drum about’. Whether in the ground tucked amongst bold rock work or in an ornate container on a deck or in a courtyard, Little Drumsticks™ will be a decorative addition to all garden styles. Buds which develop across summer open as bright golden mini-Protea flowers, held above the intricate foliage throughout winter and spring, to the delight of small honeyeaters and scrub wrens. Little Drumsticks™ is as hardy as it is ornamental, doing well in climates ranging from cool temperate to sub tropical and semi arid, in moist well drained clay or sandy loams of a neutral to low acid pH. Not troubled by inland frosts nor exposed coastal locations.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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