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Cockies Tongue, Boxwood

Family: FABACEAE

Genus: Templetonia

Species: retusa

An evergreen shrub normally growing in a rounded shape to 2.5 metres high and wide. Grey green thick leaves and massed, bright red pea flowers in winter and spring. Flower colour in seed grown plants can vary between red and yellow. Prune lightly after flowering.

Pronunciation: Tem-pull-toe-nee-ah

Origin

WA Native

Garden type

Coastal, Cottage, Native

Size

H: 200 to 300cm W: 100 to 250cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

spring, winter

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Red

White

Yellow

Water rating

Minimum maintenanceMinimum maintenanceMinimum maintenance

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