Adenanthos sericeus ‘Mallee Legend’ – Woolly Bush

This Adenanthos cultivar provides beautiful silver downy foliage in the garden, with the advantages of also having low water needs and low maintenance needs. It is well suited for creating a low hedge, or providing interesting foliage in a flower bed and for contrast with other foliage plants. Small red flowers are borne in spring. A great plant for coastal regions, as it is salt tolerant. This plant is also known as Adenanthos sericeus ‘Dwarf’. The foliage can produce skin sensitivity or allergic reaction in some.


Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Mallee Legend
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
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Scientific Name: Adenanthos sericeus
Common Name : Woolly Bush
Height : 2
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects