February 8, 2023
Leucophyta brownii

Leucophyta brownii Silver stems and leaves

Leucophyta brownii or Cushion Bush is native to Australia. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a perennial shrub and an evergreen. Robert Brown (1773-1858) originally described it in 1818. He was a Scottish botanist. It usually grows in coastal areas. It is tolerant of coastal winds.

Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii Silver stems and leaves

It can grow up to 1 meter high. It usually grows in a tight rounded form. Leucophyta Brownii has silver scale-like leaves. It also has silver stems adding an interesting color to your borders and landscape. It is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun. It produces flowers in the summer. The flowers are globular. They are yellow and white.

Grow it in the sun. Plant Leucophyta Brownii in sandy well-drained soil. It is frost-tolerant. It does not do well in highly humid climates and could die if it receives too much water.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii
Leucophyta brownii at Kew Gardens

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