This fine-textured upright evergreen shrub that typically grows to 6-10 feet tall with wispy stems that are covered with soft gray needle-like foliage that is very soft to touch. Leaves are flushed pink in new growth. The small red flowers appear at the base of the leaves off and on throughout the year. The peak period if autumn through spring.
Good for cut foliage.
Species Meaning: Latin word meaning "silky" in reference to this plant's very soft foliage.
Adenanthos sericeus is native to Southern Australia.
It grows best in full sun along the coast and partial shade in warmer locations with little to moderate water once established in a well-draining soil. Both salt and wind tolerant though not tolerant of heavy clay or wet soils. Cold hardy to about 20-25° F although tip damage has been noted around 24° F.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21059
Found in Pots,
Waiting for its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Ruth Bancroft Garden - grown by Monterey Bay Nursery.