Tetragonia implexicoma, commonly known as “Bower Spinach,” is an attractive and hardy trailing groundcover that is perfect for dry or coastal gardens. It is a low-growing plant with small, glossy, dark green leaves that contrast well with its bright yellow flowers that bloom in late winter to spring. The plant prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant and can handle extended periods without water, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Bower Spinach also attracts beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies, and hoverflies to the garden.
Height: Up to 20-30 cm.
Width: Up to 1.5 m.
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and is tolerant of salt spray and wind.
Flowers: Small, yellow flowers bloom from spring to summer.
Uses: Tetragonia implexicoma is often used as a groundcover, erosion control plant, or in revegetation projects along coastal areas. It is also edible and has a slightly salty taste, which makes it a popular ingredient in salads and stir-fry dishes.