Commonly called the Tree Smoke Bush, Conospermum triplinervium is a very attractive plant when in full flower. It gets its common name from the flowers rise above the green foliage from spring to summer and form a cloudy smokey haze.
Although not widely grown in gardens it is an interesting feature plant, because of the flowers it is in demand and used used for the cut flower industry.
This is a plant that requires a very well drained soil. It does not stand humidity and does appreciate a little moisture.
- Botanical Name – Conospermum triplinervium
- Common Names – Tree Smoke Bush. Native Smoke Bush
- Origins – Western Australia
- Position – Best in full sun to part shade.
- Soil – Well drained with some moisture.
- Height – Variable depending on soil and climate – from 1 metre to 4 metres
- Spread – Will spread to 2 metres or more.
- Growth Rate – Medium.
- Foliage – Mid green and glossy.
- Flowers – Creamy white flowers above the foliage
- Flowering Time – Spring to Summer.
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought tolerant – Yes
Usually from seed which may need some form of scarification to improve germination rates.