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Beaufortia squarrosa


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Tiny bright green leaves; red, orange or yellow flowerheads spring?summer

Uses: Shrub borders Bird-attracting plant

Zones: 9-10

Description: Rarely over 3?ft (1?m) tall, this species has tiny, bright green leaves and soft, downy new growth. The flowerheads are more of a paintbrush shape than a bottlebrush, 11?4?in (30?mm) long and variable in color. They can be red, orange or yellow and open f

Growth Habit: Bun-shaped habit

Comments: Needs dry summers to do well

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