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botanical name:
Acaena buchananii
Acaena buchananii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zealand Burr
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.05m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: buff
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Vigorous ground cover. grey-green foliage with small toothed leaflets. Round green flowerheads develop into spiny seed burs, yellow-green at first ageing to buff-brown.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate a little shade.

propagation:
Easiest by division of large rooted mats, in autumn or early spring. Also from seed.

usage:
Rock and gravel gardens, ground cover in borders..

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