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Beaufortia decussata


Order: Lecythidales
   Family: Lecythidaceae
            Genus: Beaufortia
                        Specie: Beaufortia decussata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Scarlet flowers late summer?autumn

Uses: Shrub borders Bird-attracting plant

Zones: 9-10

Description: From the extreme southwest of Western Australia, this species grows to around 6?ft (1.8?m) tall and has small oval leaves and vivid scarlet flowers, with heads up to 4?in (10?cm) long, in late summer and autumn. It has a preference for light gritty soils.

Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Needs dry summers to do well

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