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PlantFiles: Scarlet Kunzea
Kunzea baxteri

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kunzea (KUN-zee-uh) (Info)
Species: baxteri (BAKS-ter-eye) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kennedyh On Oct 26, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a beautiful shrub from Western Australia. It has soft green crowded leaves and large bright red bottlebrush flower heads, sprinkled with the yellow tips of the anthers. I have a well-established shrub in my garden and its beautiful flowers are very attractive to the honeyeaters when in flower. I have intended to collect seed, but the seed capsules are also attractive to the birds, our local parrot, the Crimson Rosella comes to the shrub before the seed are fully ripe and demolishes every seed capsule, eating the seed. A couple of seedlings have appeared below the main shrub from seed spilled by the rosellas. Grows well from both seed and cuttings.

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