|Height||0.6m - 1m |
|Width||1m - 3m |
|Sun exposure||Full sun - Part shade |
|Soil type||Well-drained |
|Flower colour||Black |
|Bloom time||Winter - Summer|
Gastrolobium Sericeum Black / Brachysema Sericeum Black Form A vigorous evergreen, low spreading shrub with long, deep green, leathery leaves. From winter to summer, it produces unusual but stunning black, pea shaped flowers which are bird attracting.
Best grown in dappled sun or partial shade but will tolerate full sun. Best grown in moist well drained soil and doesn't like humidity.
Great as landscape plant,edging or boarders, in a decorative pot, perfect grown under tress and large shrubs
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.