This plant has no fragrance
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Common Button Bush Overview
This evergreen shrub grows up to 2 m tall and has slender branches with flower clusters on the tips resembling creamy white to yellow balls. Flowering from winter to spring, with the flowers and seed heads remaining on the bush for up to 2 years. This decorative garden plant is used widely as a cut flower. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Common problems with Common Button Bush
Vleikolkol is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.
Common Button Bush Companion Plants
Psoralea pinnata, Erica sp. and restios.
How to harvest Common Button Bush
The flowers can be harvested and used in flower arrangements.
How to propagate Common Button Bush
Dust seeds with a fungicide to prevent pre- and post-emergence fungal infections. Sow seeds in Autumn,1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination takes 6-8 weeks.
Plant semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer, autumn or spring, in 50/50 rooting medium of milled bark and polystyrene. Cuttings are not as successful as seeds.
Special features of Common Button Bush
This is a great plant for container gardening.
In nature occur along river streams and in wet areas.
Other uses of Common Button Bush
Decorative garden plant and is used widely as a cut flower.
Popular as cut flower with the pretty creamy mini pom-poms on the feathery fine leaf edges.