Genus Species: Tetragonia implexicoma
Common / Product Name: Bower Spinach
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
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.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.