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Beaufortia sparsa

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Small diamond-shaped leaves; soft orange-red flowerheads late summer?autumn

Uses: Shrub borders Bird-attracting plant

Zones: 9-10

Description: This is the most common species. It grows to 6?ft (1.8?m) tall and has roughly diamond-shaped, light green, upward-facing leaves arranged scale-like on wiry branches. Unlike the rather stiff bottlebrushes seen among Callistemon species, the bright

Growth Habit: Sparse upright habit

Comments: Flowers on year-old wood







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