Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus ‘Coral Cover’ – Spiky Adenanthos

A low growing form of Adenanthos, Coral Cover is a densely ground covering plant with pale to bright pink flowers on the ends of the branches. It is attractive to birds and insects, and the needle-like nature of the leaves gives some shelter to wildlife. Likes a full sun to part shade spot, and suits most soil types as long as they are well drained. A low maintenance plant once established, it is frost tolerant and good for coastal areas. Mulch to deter weed growth while young, and to conserve soil moisture. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Coral Cover
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant
Scientific Name: Adenanthos pungens subsp effusus
Common Name : Spiky Adenanthos
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals, Lizards