New South Wales Christmas Bush
Pronunciation: ser-at-oh-PET-uh-lum gum-MIF-er-um
|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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 16 to 20 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Companion Plants||Conebush (Leucadendron); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Mat Rush (Lomandra); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum); Grevillea (Grevillea)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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