Parsonsia brownii

Twining Silkpod

Tall leafy climber, new growth downy.

Additional information

  • FamilyApocynaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • SizeClimber to 10 m+
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesGlossy dark green narrow to broad lance-shaped leaves 3-20 cm x 1-4 cm, pale yellowish-green below, tip tapering. Juvenile leaves narrower.
  • Flower colourYellow-brown
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersLoose terminal clusters of small, hairy, honey-perfumed, bell-shaped flowers. Downy capsule to 10 cm long has silky plumed seeds.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet draining soils in tall wet forests and rainforests. Full sun to full shade. Roots need to remain cool and moist especially if the canopy is in full sun.
  • Garden useToo vigorous for general gardens. Suited for large cool moist gardens.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4, 6 Marilyn Bull © 2 Daniel Ohlsen, Royal Botanic Garden Board ©; 5 Ilma Dunn,

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