C.burgessiorum.JPG (41625 bytes)Conospermum burgessiorum: is a member of the Proteaceae family in company with Banksias, Grevilleas and Hakeas.

Conospermum burgessiorum is a medium, upright to spreading shrub. The leaves are linear and range in length form 10 to 25 centimetres. Individual flowers are about one centimetre long, cream to white in colour and carried in dense clusters near the ends of branches.

Conospermum burgessiorum is classified as a rare but not threatened Australian plant. The species has limited distribution but is protected in Gibraltar Range National Park in New South Wales and Girraween National Park in Queensland.

We do not have Conospermum burgessiorum in our collection but hopefully this beautiful plant will become available in the future. Conospermum burgessiorum has great horticultural potential and perhaps as a cut flower. Western Australian Conospermums are known as Smoke Bushes and are harvested for the cut flower trade.

Propagation would probably be from cuttings.

The specimen illustrated is from Gibraltar Range National Park along the Gwydir Highway. In some places the species lines the Highway.