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A picture of a Cocky's Tongues

Cocky's Tongues

Templetonia retusa

Also known as

Cockies'-Tongue, Coralbush, Templetonia, Bullock bush, Flame bush

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cocky's Tongues Overview

This is a rounded spreading shrub which will grow to about 3m high and will spread to about 2.5m. The leaves are oval to oblong, grey to bright green and leathery. The flowers are large red and bloom in early winter to early spring.

How to propagate Cocky's Tongues

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Cocky's Tongues

Grown for their flowers.