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Leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens


Australian Native Plants, located in Ventura, CA, is a leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens. Shop the online store or come visit us (by appointment only).
Templetonia retusa


Handsome rounded shrub 6'x6' with grey leaves and large pea-shaped red flowers appearing in winter - spring. Plants prefer well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade and are hardy to frost (20-22F). These showy shrubs are excellent for limestone areas. Pruning promotes compact growth habit. Resistant to salt spray.


Biological Name: Templetonia retusa
Common Name: Cockies Tongue
Family: Fabaceae
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Height: 4- 6'
Width: 4-5'
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: $12.00
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: $40.00
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $50.00add to cart
Seeds (online only): $8.00add to cart
Propagation Information: Seed requires pre-treatment to trigger germination. Pour boiling water over seed and let soak for 24 hours. Sow seed in seed sowing mix 3:1 Perlite:Peat and cover lightly. Drench seed with a fungicide to prevent "damping off"



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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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