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   Genus Species: Tetragonia implexicoma     Common / Product Name: Bower Spinach

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Habit:   GROUND COVER (GC)

Available Size:   Tube

Height x Width:   0.3 - 3m x 0.2m

Pruning:   Light Medium

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Low

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Perennial herb or shrub

Flowering:  starts: Spring

Flower Colour:   Pinky mauve

Irrigation:   Yes requires regular water in dry periods.

Lower Temperatures:   Grows around coastal rock areas for cool root run, can tolerate low temperatures as low as -3°C, needs protection from direct frost.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Mid 30's°C to Low 40's°C.

Fertilizing:   Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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