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PlantFiles: Blanket Leaf
Bedfordia arborescens

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bedfordia (bed-FORD-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: arborescens (ar-bo-RES-senz) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral kennedyh On Jul 10, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a large shrub or small tree of the daisy family. The flowers are large clusters of groundsel-like flowers, yellow, but with no ray florets (no petals). The leaves are attractive, long green leaves with a soft white, blanket-like undersurface. It is a common shrub of the wetter forests in South-Eastern Australia. We have tried with little success to grow then from seed, but I recently acquired a plant and have it well established in my garden. It is already nearly 2 metres tall after only 1 year in the ground, but has not flowered yet.



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