An upright evergreen shrub that grows up to 6′ tall and 4′ wide. Crowded along the stem, the dark green divided leaves are 1 to 2 inches long with rounded segments and sharp tips and look a bit like tiny green deer antlers – new growth is somewhat reddish and slightly hairy. Rounded heads of showy, purplish-pink flowers with yellow styles cluster at the terminal ends of branches during the late winter and spring with oval cones produced after bloom. May not have too many blooms.
Isopogon formosus is generally found growing close to the coast.
Pronunciation: eye-soh-POH-gon for-MOH-sus
Species Meaning: means beautiful
Isopogon formosus is native to Australia.
Best in full sun in a well-drained soil with only occasional irrigation. It is a drought tolerant plant but also sensitive to phosphorus so be careful about fertilizing this plant. Hardy to about 20 degrees F. Light pruning can improve shape of plant but be careful not to prune into hard wood as hard stems are not likely to resprout. This plant is not often browsed by deer.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21035
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.