Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia (front) is much lower growing and compact than the common Salt Bush form (behind)
Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia spinescens ‘SAB01’
- Low growing, compact shrub with blue foliage
- For inland and coastal situations
- Makes a great ground cover for roadsides and other landscapes
Description: Rhagodia spinescens is found in all mainland states of Australia. It has adapted to inland and coastal situations. This compact form makes a great ground cover and performs better if it is pruned annually or more often if a manicured look is desired. On road sides it can be used with less frequent pruning, or no pruning at all.
Its blue foliage looks great in mass plantings, but equally as good as a garden specimen plant. Compared to the common form, Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia is much lower in height.
Size: 30-50cm high x 1m wide.
Planting Density: 1-2 plants per m², 1-2 plants per linear metre.
Uses: It is ideal for roadsides, slopes, commercial and residential landscapes.
Position: Full sun to light shade. Suits most soil types, including heavy soils. It is highly drought tolerant, adapted to low or higher rainfall areas. Aussie Flat Bush™ Rhagodia copes with frost down to -5° celcius.
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. In gardens prune twice per year for best look; infrequent pruning on road sides.
Where it works: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD (non humid inland areas), SA, WA.
Top Aussie Flat Bush™ Wholesale Growers
Some of the top wholesale growers listed below do also sell retail, those marked as Trade Only will not, all others will sell direct to the general public.
|BALNARRING||03 5983 0166|
|BLIND BIGHT||03 5998 3762|
|DEVON MEADOWS||03 996 1466|
|Rodilesa Plant Supplies||JUNORTOUN||03 5449 3966|
|Prestige Plants Australia
|KINGLAKE||03 5786 2036|
|MOOROOLBARK||03 9761 9688|
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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.