5 x Native Plants Leucophyta Brownii – Cushion Bush

Reforest Australia

Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia

Please note: Tubers, bulbs and rhizomes cannot be shipped interstate.

$39.00

Leucophyta brownii – Cushion Bush
x 5 tubestock plants.
Dimensions: Forestry tubestock (12cm x 5cm x 5cm). Vegetative growth: At least 8-15cm of plant material.

***Bigger and deeper tubestock pots make for deeper roots and stronger, healthier plants.
Your REFOREST tubestock allows you to revegetate within a week of receiving your healthy plants.***

Leucophyta brownii – Cushion Bush
Height, Width: 1 – 1.5 metre
Plant Type: Small shrub, Large shrub
Flowering Period: Summer
Description:
A perennial, evergreen, coastal shrub in the flowering plant family Asteraceae. It is naturally distributed along the south coast of Australia’s mainland, the northern coasts of Tasmania, King Island, and Flinders Island.
Derivation of Name:
Leucophyta – derived from the Greek terms leuco (meaning grey-white), and phyto (meaning plant).
Brownii – named after the 18th–19th century botanist Robert Brown.
Uses:
The silver foliage reflects light at night and is excellent for defining path edges. it also provides a contrast to other plants in your garden.
Excellent ability to withstand the full onslaught of wind and salt spray making it a very useful plant for coastal areas.
Propagation and maintenance notes:
Naturally occurs amongst coastal dunes and cliffs. It is extremely tolerant to salt spray, wind, drought, and frost. It grows most successfully in full sun, but may tolerate partial shade. Well-drained sandy soil is ideal, but it can also grow in finer soil. It grows poorly in high humidity however, and will die easily if waterlogged, meaning it cannot grow in more tropical regions.

Postage
All orders are sent on WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ONLY. If you order on Wednesday afternoon onwards, your plants will be sent the following Wednesday.
All plants are sent via Australia Post Standard + Express ONLY. Your plants should arrive within 1-3 days (express) OR 3-6 business days (standard-depending on origin and destination).

Our Plant Guarantee
We take meticulous care in growing & packaging your plants so they will arrive in excellent condition. Your REFOREST plants are grown outdoors, hardened under conditions that make your plants stronger. In the nursery here, your plants survive everything from frosts to +40°C temperatures, coastal salty winds of up to 100km/h and every condition in-between. Wild conditions make for wilder and stronger plants.

However, if by chance your plants don’t arrive in great condition. Just email customer service: [email removed by eBay] with a pic of your plants within 24hrs of your order arriving and we’ll sort it out. We can either replace the plants or transfer your purchase price back to you.

If you do not email customer service within 24hrs of receiving your order, we cannot accept responsibility for any issues or delivery problems. However, we can assist you with how best to care for your plants within the first 7 days of receiving them.

* What to do when your plants arrive *

1. Remove plants from the packaging, and unwrap the plants carefully. They’ve been through a lot on their journey to you so treat them gently. Remove the tape.

2. Fill a container that will fit your quantity of plants with water, and place the plants in the container, letting them drink from the bottom up. Leave soak for 10-15 mins.

4. These plants now need to adjust to life outside their raised climate so place them in a filtered sun position for 3-5 days (on a balcony or under a verandah). If there are extreme conditions in your area keep them indoors until frosts or hot weather passes. After 3-5 days of adjusting to photosynthesising again they will be ready to keep outdoors, or to plant directly in your garden.

3. If you can’t plant them straight away, that’s fine. These plants will survive for weeks and months in their tubes, as long as you keep a close eye on them and they don’t dry out. But please don’t over water.

4. When planting outdoors water them a little each day for the first week, every second day for the second week and then water as required depending on the weather. Water will vary greatly depending on local conditions so this is just a general guide. The key to success is to keep them moist – not too wet and not dry.​

5. Nice work. Sit back, and watch them grow!

3 in stock (can be backordered)