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Care of the plant Leucophyta brownii or Cushion bush.

Care of the plant Leucophyta brownii or Cushion bush

The genus Leucophyta, family Asteraceae, includes a single species of shrub native to Australia: Leucophyta brownii.

Common names: Cushion bush, Silver Bush.

They are small, highly branched shrubs with a compact bearing that reach 1 meter in height. The branches are covered with white hairs and the small leaves are silvery white. They produce white flowers 1 cm long. They bloom in summer.

They are used in rockeries, in mixed beds, in the foreground of borders and in pots. They are ideal for coastal gardens due to their resistance to salinity and the sea wind.

Leucophyta brownii can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure; resist frost.

They grow in any type of well-drained soil, even in limestone, sandy and stony soils.

They are very resistant to drought plants; water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune in late winter to keep it compact.

They are attacked by fungi if there is excess humidity or if the winter is too humid.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring or by cuttings in summer.

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Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii
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