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Pimelea ferruginea

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  • Pimelea ferruginea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Pimelea ferruginea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourRed-pink

Description

Pimelea ferruginea. This species will form a compact, well-branched, rounded shrub. The leaves are tiny recurved and oval, they are crowded opposite each other along the stems. They are smooth and light green on top and greyish green underneath. The rose-pink flowers bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Pimelea ferruginea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Pimelea ferruginea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They grow well in full sun in light, well-drained soil which is enriched with organic matter. You will need to lightly prune after flowering to keep them tidy.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites are a problem under glass.

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