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Lomatia myricoides

long leaf lomatia

An open shrub or small tree growing to a height of 5m and spreading 3m. Narrow lance-shaped leaves to 15cm in length and short sprays of cream or pink flowers in summer.
originNSW, ACT, Vic.
cultural notesA hardy plant that is adaptable to a range of climates and soils provided they have reasonable drainage. They prefer dappled sun to full shade.
toleratesTolerant of frost, snow and occasional innundation.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourThe flowers are generally cream in colour but occasionally pale pink varieties can be seen. They are borne on spikes to 15cm in length arising from the leaf axils.
foliage colourNarrow, dull green leaves to 20cm long with pointed tips and a few teeth along the margins.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 5m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesA hardy shrub with attractive flowers. A useful plant for shady areas.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Ian Sutton

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