Calocephalus brownii



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Calocephalus brownii

Calocephalus brownii / syn. Leucophyta brownie

Common Name: Cushion Bush

Distribution: Australia

Growth Habit: Small shrub typically reaching 3’ tall by 3’ wide. The fine textured silvery white foliage makes a strong contrast to other plants in the landscape.

Cultural Requirements: This shrub prefers full sun to light shade and well-draining soils. It is drought tolerant, once established, and can tolerate alkaline soils, coastal winds, and temperatures down to about 25 degrees
Fahrenheit. It does not like overwatering or humid conditions.

Uses/Features: Border plantings, accent plant, rock gardens

Bloom Time: Tiny yellow button flowers appear in Late spring / early summer

Where at SDBG: Entrance to Australia off the main parking lot.


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