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Rhagodia spinescens Aussie Flat Bush

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Rhagodia spinescens Aussie Flat Bush

$0.00 ex GST
B4, D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.18 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.00 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Rhagodia spinescens Aussie Flat Bush Creeping Saltbush, Creeping Salt Bush, SAB01,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Dense, Prostrate

Rhagodia spinescens is found in all mainland states of Australia. It has adapted to inland and coastal situations. This compact form makes a great ground cover and performs better if it is pruned annually or more often if a manicured look is desired. On road sides it can be used with less frequent pruning, or no pruning at all. Its blue foliage looks great in mass plantings, but equally as good as a garden specimen plant. Compared to the common form, Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia is much lower in height.Grows approx. 30-50cm high x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 60cm-1m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Embankment, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: 1-2 plants per m², 1-2 plants per linear metre. It is ideal for roadsides, slopes, commercial and residential landscapes. Full sun to light shade. Suits most soil types, including heavy soils. It is highly drought tolerant, adapted to low or higher rainfall areas. Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia copes with frost down to -5° celcius. Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in Spring. In gardens prune twice per year for best look; infrequent pruning on road sides. Information & Images courtesy of Ozbreed.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Amaranthaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Blue
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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