Scientific nameThe honey bell-bush is a shrub or small tree with a charm all of its own, and attracts hosts of butterflies and other pollinators.
This plant is easily propagated from seed or cuttings. The tiny, wingless seeds germinate readily within three weeks. Under suitable conditions young plants grow fast and may flower within a couple of seasons. Add lots of compost to the planting area and mulch well. Water regularly, particularly if the shrub is planted in a herbaceous border away from water. If you want to harvest seed for propagation purposes, don't cut off the old flowerheads.
Take stem cuttings during the warmer summer months. It enjoys moist conditions and is very fast-growing if well-watered. It would be perfectly at home positioned alongside a large dam, pond or water feature, where it could be kept pruned and tidied. If you have the time to spare, try pruning it into a single-stemmed tree.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
This is a bird-friendly species
Easy to grow
Can be used as a hedge
Suitable for wet sites
It provides food for: