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Brachyglottis compactus (Brachyglottis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading ground hugging, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Brachyglottis compactus - Cultivation Notes

This silver leaved sub shrub is both hardy and tolerant of most well drained soils, preferring a hot dry position in full sun where it can be left to form a reliable no-nosense ground cover in the toughest of spots. It should be trimmed back to shape after flowering to retain shape but other than that should look after itself - just avoid shade and wet soils.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Brachyglottis compactus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Brachyglottis compactus:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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Common Missspellings: Brachyglotis, Brachiglotis, Brachiglottis