USES: Does well as a pioneer plant, for soil stabilisation, as a sand barrier plant and as a clipped or unclipped hedge. A good xerophytic plant in hydroseed mixes and for use in transitional areas.
SIZE: Grows 2.5 – 5m tall with a 2 – 4m spread. Fast growing. Densely branched.
LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat. Accepts coastal locations and direct sea wind. Does well in desert areas and accepts hot, dry desert wind.
SOIL: Tolerant of most soils although is best in a free draining soil with a deep profile. pH 7.5 – 9.0, neutral to strongly alkaline.
FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 14:14:14 NPK once a year.
WATER: Keep soil moist. Highly drought tolerant once established. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging in poorly drained soils.