Leucophyta brownii
“Cushion Bush”
(syn. Calocephalus brownii
)

A striking, light reflecting highlight for a well-drained situation, this native of Southern coastal Australia grows fairly quickly into a finely textured rounded mass of silvery-white tangled wiry branchlets and tiny foliage resembling a compact, silvery tumbleweed. Little silvery buds open into small light yellow “buttons” in Spring. Low maintenance,it’s happy in well-drained rock gardens, along pathways, slopes and containers in NUTRIENT POOR SOIL (no clay). To 1-3’ tall. Hates high humidity. Great for coastal sites as it resists salt spray and wind.

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 9-10
drought tolerant