Adenanthos sericeus, commonly known as Woolly bush, is a small to medium-sized shrub that is native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its unique appearance and low maintenance requirements. Woolly bush has dense, fine, silvery foliage that resembles the texture of wool, providing a striking and unusual visual element to any landscape. It produces small, red flowers in the winter and spring, adding a splash of color to its silver-grey foliage. Woolly bush is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance plant.
Height: Up to 3 m
Width: Up to 3 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and is adapted to a range of soil types, including well-draining sandy soils.
Flowers: Produces small, red or pink flowers that are shaped like a cylinder. The flowers bloom from late winter to early summer.
Uses: Adenanthos sericeus is a popular shrub for ornamental landscaping due to its distinctive, silvery-grey foliage. The shrub is also used in erosion control and restoration projects, particularly in coastal areas. Adenanthos sericeus provides habitat and food for native wildlife, including birds and insects and the leaves of the shrub have been used in traditional medicine for their antiseptic properties.