Maireana sedifolia
Pearl Blue Bush

Uses: A highly ornamental but hardy foliage plant. Plant singly for contrast or as a feature in wider verges or grouped as an informal hedge, screen or wind-break. Tolerates moderate coastal exposure and calcareous soils. Requires well-drained soils.
Fruit pinkish, pale brown.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:NW: North Western  
:LE: Lake Eyre   
:NU: Nullarbor   
:GT: Gairdner-Torrens   
:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.6-1.5m
  • Spread 0.6-2m
  • Position
    • position-partshade Part Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Chenopodiaceae
  • Botanical Name Maireana sedifolia
  • Common Name Pearl Blue Bush
  • Origin SA, Vic, Tas, NT
  • Habit Dense, Rounded
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Insignificant
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)