Leucophyta brownii
Cushion Bush

Uses: Ornamental silver foliage plant extremely hardy in coastal locations. Excellent for defining edges of paths, borders, verges, roundabouts and nature strips. Foliage reflects car head lights at night. Requires well-drained soils.
Available in dwarf cultivars.

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

:NU: Nullarbor   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.4-1m
  • Spread 0.5-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Asteraceae
  • Botanical Name Leucophyta brownii
  • Common Name Cushion Bush
  • Origin SA, Vic, Tas, WA
  • Habit Dense, Rounded
  • Landscape Coast, Coastal cliffs, Coastal footslopes, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Soil salinity, Salt spray
  • Supplementary Watering None
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region