Description: A shrub or small tree to 20' from Western Australia with 10' spread. Through winter and spring, crimson, fragrant, ball-shaped flowers appear with long creamy styles protruding like pins from a pincushion. Useful for hedges and screens. Must have good drainage on sandy soil. Dislikes phosphorus. A rapid grower in cultivation, reaching 12' x 4' in 4 years, flowering in 3rd year. Narrow, elliptical leaves up to 6 inches long. Gray/green foliage with bronze new growth.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree/shrub to 20'|
|Flower Color||Crimson red|
|Culture||Well drained soils, minimum 16" annual rainfall|
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Sunday August 28, 2011 08:04 PM