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Cushion Bush
Scientific Name: Calocephalus brownii (Cass.) F.Muell.
Synonym: Leucophyta brownii
Family: Asteraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,19,21-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 24F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Short lived small shrub, 1 to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm), up to 3 feet spread (90 cm); gray-white stems and tiny leaves, up to 0.16 inch long (4 mm), barely bumps on the stems

Watering Needs: Little water when established, well drained soil, good salt resistance


The genus name comes from the Greek for 'beautiful head', referring to the flower.

Cultural Practices:
Prune after the plant has finished blooming to keep a compact shape.

Blooming Habits:
Globose compound heads, 0.5 inch in diameter (12 mm) of small pale greenish-yellow flowers, at the stem ends, in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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