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Tetragonia tetragonioides

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tetragonia tetragonioides New Zealand Spinach, Botany Bay Spinach, Cooks Cabbage,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Herbs & Vegetables Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
Prostrate spreading native perennial with heart-shaped edible green leaves. This fast-growing perennial grows to 20cm tall x 1m wide. Great bush tucker plant also known as a native spinach. Naturally grows along river banks and in coastal areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 60cm-1m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Edible Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Aizoaceae Australia

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

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