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Templetonia retusa

Bullock bush

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to March
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourReddish pink, yellow white
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Templetonia retusa (Bullock bush). This is a rounded spreading shrub which will grow to about 3m high and will spread to about 2.5m. The leaves are oval to oblong, grey to bright green and leathery. The flowers are large red and bloom in early winter to early spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S & W Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They vary from moderately frost hardy to frost tender. You should plant in light, free-draining soil with full sun to partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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