Genus Species: Calothamnus quadrifidis
Common / Product Name: Dusky Grey
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 2.5 – m x – 2m
Pruning: Light annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Red
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -1C for short periods once established. Some frost damage below -3C.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the low 40’sC will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron annually for best results.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.