Adenanthos sericeus ‘Silver Streak’ – Woolly Bush

Adenanthos ‘Silver Streak’ is an upright plant to 3 metres tall and wide, with silky, silvery foliage. The flowers are red and bird attracting, but insignificant, and it is the colour and texture of the foliage that is the feature. It can be used in cut flower arrangements, and a potted plant makes a lovely Australian native Christmas tree. A good plant for coastal sites, as it withstands salt winds. A useful screen plant as it is a tall and upright form of woolly bush. Pruning the tips of the plant will help it to flourish in spring and summer and will give it an attractive shape. Feed in spring with low phosphorus fertiliser. Likes well drained soil, and is drought and frost tolerant once established. The foliage can produce an allergic reaction in some.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Silver Streak
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai
Scientific Name: Adenanthos sericeus
Common Name : Woolly Bush
Height : 3
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