Genus Species: Eutaxia microphylla
Common / Product Name: Mallee Bush Pea or Ruby Salt Bush
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC) and SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.5m x 1.5m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Pea like yellow red centers
Irrigation: Will require watering over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -8°C this plant naturally occurs from Mallee regions making it very hardy to frost.
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from High 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.