Last week I featured the Beaufortia Purpurea, this week I am featuring the Beaufortia sparsa.
Beaufortia Sparsa Features
I haven’t actually grown or seen the sparsa in person but the photo’s I have seen make it look really interesting and definitely is a plant that I’d like to try my hand at growing sometime.
Beaufortia Southwest bottlebrush
It is not a typical Bottlebrush (which are mostly found in the Callistemon genus) but I can see how its common name includes ‘bottlebrush’ as the flowers do have a distinct similarity with many common bottlebrushes.
This variety grows best in full sun and is very much a bird and wildlife attracting plant. Once it is well established you can trim this plant into the shape and size that you desire.
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Flowers throughout Autumn and is native to the South West of Western Australia though I have read that it grows well in most of Southern Australia.