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Calocephalus brownii, Cushion Bush

Calocephalus brownii

Cushion Bush
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It is a small shrub, usually 2-5 ft tall and wide, with soft, running branches creating an open, dense form. The bright green foliage and yellow-green hoar frosty flowers in spring and early summer make this an attractive, easy-going addition to any garden.

Calocephalus brownii, commonly known as Cushion Bush, is a native to Australia. Its full sun requirements makes it an ideal choice for seaside locations, especially since it is salt tolerant. The small shrub likes moderate water, and can reach a height of up to 2-5ft. When it is planted lower, it forms the ideal groundcover, only reaching 2ft in height.

For many gardeners, Calocephalus brownii is an excellent choice for a Mediterranean look and feel in the garden or courtyard. It relishes dry climates, and is one of the few plants that isn't afraid of salty air, so it's ideal for seaside areas. If you can't create a fully Mediterranean look, bring a bit of its charm to your garden with Calocephalus brownii.

The best way to take care of Calocephalus brownii is to ensure that it has plenty of sun and adequate water. If it is planted in a pot in a cold climate, then it should be placed in a spot with the best possible access to sunlight. Be sure to monitor it and make sure that it is receiving enough water - not too much, and not too little.

Calocephalus brownii is a hardy, salt tolerant native bush that is well-suited to seaside locations. It's beautiful bright green foliage and dainty yellow-green flowers in spring and early summer make it a unique and attractive addition to any garden. It's low maintenance and requires only moderate water and full sun - ideal for gardens of all styles and sizes. In colder climates, this plant is well-suited to pots and containers, where it should be given the best possible access to sunlight.



Calocephalus brownii, Cushion Bush
Calocephalus brownii, Cushion Bush


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