Cassinia arcuata|Drooping Cassinia, Chinese Scrub

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open erect to weeping shrub with aromatic foliage.
Size (W x H)
1-2m x 1-3m
Small narrow, shiny leaves 3-12mm x 0.5mm, sometimes sticky on top, hairy below, margins rolled under.
Long, narrow to plumed clusters to 9cm hanging at ends of branches. Red to brownish bracts enclose small florets.
Flower colour
Flower time
November to April
Growing conditions
Poor, dry and stony soil in disturbed areas. Pioneer plant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Interesting weeping shrub for dry, hard to grow areas. Will establish under trees.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory