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Kunzea baxteri - 68mm BIGGER size

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West coast bottlebrush lookalike, with scarlet fluffy flowers that appear in spring and off and on through the year, attracting birds and honey-eating mammals to feed and seek shelter.

Larger size plant to get your garden off to a fast start.

Flowering images: orest & Kim Starr cropped to size.

Kunzea baxteri - scarlet kunzea, crimson kunzea

APPEARANCE: WA native, like a leggy open Callistemon, with very small neat leaves and red bottlebrush flowers mainly in spring . This genus has been classified under Leptospermum, Metrosideros, and now Kunzea. Maybe, like the Callistemon, this Kunzea will next be renamed a Melaleuca by taxonomists to simplify things? The differences are apparent only to the keenest eye.
USE IN:  Large bush for informal hedging and borders, native and wildlife gardens.
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in very free-draining soil in the garden. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prefers dry sandy soil and a dry coastal climate but may grow in subtropical gardens in richer free-draining soils. Should come through a light frost once established and mature.
CARE:  Water during prolonged dry spells. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring, and seaweed solution seasonally.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  1-3m H x 1-3 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are larger than our usual tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot is 68 mm wide.

Sorry, we are unable to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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