Adenanthos cunninghamii ‘Lighthouse’ – Woolly Bush

A sculptural cultivar of Adenanthos, this plant has a tall and dense form resembling a pillar. Grown primarily for its silvery, soft smooth foliage, it also produces small red flowers in spring which attract birds with their nectar. Growing to around 1.5 metres high and a metre wide, it can be used for screens, informal hedges, native gardens, but also for large scale landscape projects. It also looks good in containers. Suitable for coastal gardens. Tolerates light frost and dry spells well. Light pruning after flowering will encourage strong new growth.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Lighthouse
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Adenanthos cunninghamii
Common Name : Woolly Bush
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects