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New South Wales Christmas Bush

Ceratopetalum gummiferum

Pronunciation: ser-at-oh-PET-uh-lum gum-MIF-er-um
SKU #41061

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Description A festive Australian native with glossy, light green foliage, adorned by a profusion of tiny creamy white flowers followed by showy, carmine red, swollen, flower-like sepals. Often brought indoors as a Christmas decoration in Australia, this large ornamental shrub shines in early summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 16 to 20 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Care Provide enriched, sandy to loamy, well-drained soil with an acidic to neutral pH. Tolerates part shade but flowers best in full sun with regular water. Shelter from damaging winds. Slow to establish, but once established grows moderately fast. Prune annually to shape and promote dense growth. Feed in early spring.

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