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Isopogon ceratophyllus - R.Br.

Common Name Horny Conebush
Family Proteaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows mostly in sclerophyll forest, woodland or heathland, in sand or sandy soils[286].
Range Australia - Victoria, New South Wales and temperate areas of Southern Australia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Isopogon ceratophyllus Horny Conebush


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Isopogon ceratophyllus Horny Conebush

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Isopogon ceratophyllus is a SHRUB growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from March to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Bitter  Tonic

Bitter tonic[152].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens, though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers that fail to fully ripen the wood and our longer, wetter winters[157, K]. Plants may regenerate from a woody lignotuber after fire[286].

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Plant Propagation

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Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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R.Br.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

Andy Davidson   Sun Aug 4 08:21:17 2002

the common name in Australia is Horny cone-bush

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