Ceratopetalum gummiferum 'Alberys Red' (NSW Christmas Bush)

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Ceratopetalum gummiferum 'Alberys Red' (NSW Christmas Bush)

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This NSW christmas bush is a big native shrub or a small tree. It makes a gorgeous addition to your garden with bunches of small white, pink, and red flowers, which also make good cut flowers. Ceratopetalum gummiferum 'Alberys Red' is an excellent choice for a cottage garden, a native garden, or a colourful screening plant. The flowers and fruit also attract wildlife.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: During dry periods keep moist.

Soil: Loamy, sandy, or sandy loam

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers:

More info: - At the onset of Spring, water in a solution of iron or sulphate.
- Fertilize with liquid feed and low phosphorus slow-release fertiliser.
- Mulch well.
- After flowering, prune back by 1/3rd to keep the plant looking lush and healthy.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility:

Mature height: 8 m

Mature width: 3 m

Suitable for shaping:

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: White, pink and red flowers

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Spring and summer

Fruit: Yes

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