Calocephalus Brownii Shrubs In Your Garden
Calocephalus brownii shrubs are very tough and attractive perennials native to the southern coast of Australia and nearby islands. Calocephalus brownii shrubs are also known as silver bush or cushion bush. These shrubs produces a shimmering ball of soft, silvery foliage that makes a striking contrast with green foliage plants or bright flowers. Excellent choice for beds and borders. Perfect for all kinds of containers and is a great contrast plant for mixed container plantings. Does well in tough situations such as craggy slopes or dry locations. Combines beautifully with small ornamental grasses. Silver bush is native to the southern coast of Australia, which means it does very well in salty air and dry, poor soil. In fact, one of the key elements of cushion bush care is not fussing over it too much. Ideal cushion bush growing conditions include extremely well-draining soil, full sun, and little water.
During hot, dry spells and when it’s first getting established, however, it will benefit from being watered once a week. Calocephalus brownii shrubs does not need to be fertilized and actually performs well in poor soil that’s low in nutrients. With all its beauty, though, this plant has a relatively short lifespan and bushes may need to be replaced every couple of years.