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Brachyglottis viravira (Brachyglottis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Brachyglottis viravira - Cultivation Notes

This silver leaved sub shrub is both hardy and tolerant of most well drained soils, preferring a position in full sun. It should be trimmed back to shape after flowering to retain shape - it is often used as ground cover.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Brachyglottis viravira:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Brachyglottis viravira:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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View other shrubs with yellow flowers, or shrubs with silver foliage

Common Missspellings: Brachiglottis, Brachyglotis, Bracigloits, Braciglotis

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