Beaufortia sparsa – Swamp Bottlebrush

This is a very showy plant from Western Australia that performs well in both dry or moist conditions and its versatility in this regard is perhaps its most useful feature. It grows into a small shrub that is ideal as a feature plant in garden beds and can be used as a cut flower, which serves to prune the plant at the same time.

Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Beaufortia sparsa
Common Name : Swamp Bottlebrush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects