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Products > Adenanthos sericeus 'Sherwood Mist'
Adenanthos sericeus 'Sherwood Mist' - 'Sherwood Mist' Woollybush

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [A. sericea]
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Adenanthos sericeus 'Sherwood Mist' (Sherwood Mist Woollybush) - A fine-textured compact shrub to 6 to 8 feet tall with wispy stems that are covered with soft gray-green needle-like foliage that is very soft to touch and flushes pink in new growth. The small orange-red flowers appear at the base of the leaves off and on throughout the year. It grows best in full sun along the coast and partial shade in warmer locations with little to moderate water once established in a well-draining soil. An excellent choice for a coastal planting as it is both salt and wind tolerant though not tolerant of heavy clay or wet soils. The species is cold hardy to about 20-25 F although tip damage has been noted around 24 F in a central California nursery - this form may be slightly hardier. A beautiful plant for the garden and great for cut foliage. The species is a large shrub or small tree from King George Sound on the southern coast of Western Australia, where it grows within splashing distance to the ocean. This plant was picked up at a retail nursery by our ever astute outside salesman Matthew Roberts, who noted it was different from the form of Adenanthos sericeus that we grow. It was a bit more compact and slightly greener and has flowers a lighter orange red - we still love the more open silver-gray form we already grew so we now grow both. The plant, labeled Adenanthos sericeus ssp. sericeus was traced back to Monterey Bay Nursery and Luen Miller at Monterey Bay Nursery told me he received it from Paul Bonine of Xera Plants in Sherewood Oregon so to honor the originator of this cultivar and to keep it separate from our other form, we named this attractive plant 'Sherwood Mist'. See additional information in our listing for Adenanthos sericeusThe information about Adenanthos sericeus 'Sherwood Mist' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.