Grown for the foliage as well as the flowers, Aulax cancellata is from South Africa and related to Leucodendrons.
The new foliage is a major attraction, bronze and feathery. The foliage does fade to green as it ages so regular pruning will assist with maintaining the great coiler.
This is a winter flowing plant, yellow flowers held at the stem tips surrounded by bronze foliage add colour when much needed.
Used in landscaping as a background foliage plant, Aulax cancellata can also be grown in containers or as a low hedge.
Once established this is a very easy care plant. It does require good sun and very well drained soil.
- Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny position.
- Prepare the soil well by digging in some extra drainage material if needed..
- Plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to retain a cool moist root run.
- Allow the soil to dry partially between watering.
Easy from seed sown in autumn
- Botanical Name – Aulax cancellata
- Common Names – Feather Bush, Channelleaf Featherbush, Bronze Haze.
- Family – Proteaceae
- Origin – South Africa
- Plant Height – To around 1.5 metres
- Plant Spread – To around 1.5 metres
- Growth Rate – Medium to fast
- Position – Full sun.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Flowers – Yellow.
- Flowering time – Autumn to Winter.
- Foliage – Long, narrow and Bronze when new.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts
- Drought tolerant – Medium