Comments, Features & Uses:
Variable, small to medium, multi-stemmed shrub with narrow dull green leaves that have a whitish underside. Flowers appear in summer, autumn and winter and are small, tubular, bronze or honey-coloured with black or dark red styles, arranged in cylindrical spikes, 5-20cm long. Fruits are narrow cones that retain the seeds. Good bird attractor for nectar feeding and seed eating. Can be used as a garden specimen, informal hedging or tubs.