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Brachyglottis Dunedin Group - 'Sunshine' (Brachyglottis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Brachyglottis Dunedin Group Description

This low maintenance shrub has distinctive elliptical silver foliage, producing rather garish yellow flowers throughout the summer. It contrasts well with golden / purple foliage plants, being suited to front / mid border planting.


Brachyglottis Dunedin Group - 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 Dunedin Group:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Brachyglottis Dunedin Group:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Brachyglotis, Brachiglotis, Brachiglottis