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Adenanthos obovatus


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Adenanthos
                        Specie: Adenanthos obovatus

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Bright orange-red flowers spring?summer

Uses: Bird-attracting plant Shrub borders Cut flowers

Zones: 9-10

Description: Only about 5?ft (1.5?m) high, this Western Australian species has bright green oval leaves and a tough rootstock that can survive bushfires. Its flowers are among the showier in the genus. They are quite long, in a bright orange-red shade that contrasts w

Growth Habit: Erect multi-stemmed shrub

Comments: Not tolerant of high humidity

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