Mottlecah, Rose of the West
Description: This West Australia species is grown for the large (up to 4" diameter) flowers that are bright red to pink. The juvenile and adult leaves are silvery in color, about 6 x 3 inches long. Attractive shedding yellowish-brown bark. Tends to look somewhat on the "frizzled" side, so pruning is helpful. This is a frequently requested plant from us and we only have them for a limited time during the year! (Usually late spring before our summer humidity arrives). Our humidity does not allow us to grow them to any size. Average 6' x 6' and flowering in 5 years.
This species requires special cultural conditions:
Culture: Sun, well-drained slightly acidic soil, 14" annual rainfall, low humidity, frost free climate
Uses: Ornamental, grown for the large reddish flowers!
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee shrub to 10' (3m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||Red to pink|
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