Variable in height and with narrow leaves Diplolaena angustifolia is commonly called the Yanchep Rose. From Western Australia it is found in the Gnangara-moore State Forest north of Perth and nearby areas
This is an evergreen shrub and a Diplolaena species that has fine liner foliage, the flowers tend to hang downwards and it will grow to form a dense bush in good conditions.
Excellent for attracting bees, birds and butterflies to the garden
How to Grow Diplolaena angustifolia
A very well drained soil and an open sunny position are essential.
- Prepare soil by adding extra drainage material if needed.
- Hilling up the garden bed is a good way of improving drainage.
- Plant at the same depth as in the container.
- Water in well.
- Mulch to suppress weeds and maintain a cool root run.
Little to no fertiliser is needed and once established watering will only be required if growing in containers in very dry periods.
Light tip pruning after flowering will give the plant a more bushy habit as well as promote more flowers.
The most usual method of propagation is from seed.
- Botanical Name – Diplolaena angustifolia
- Common Names – Yanchep Rose.
- Position – Full Sun.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around .3 to 1.3 metres
- Spread – Around .5 metres.
- Flowers – Orange to red.
- Flowering time – Winter to Spring.
- Foliage – Mid green..
- Growth Rate – Medium.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes, once established