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Rhytidosporum procumbens

White Marianth

Clumping to erect subshrub with downy new growth.

Additional information

  • SynonymBillardiera procumbens
  • FamilyPittosporaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-50 cm x 30-60 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrow to narrowly egg-shaped leaves, broader towards tip, 5-18 mm x 1-3.5 mm, often 3-toothed at the tip, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourWhite sometimes mauve on underside
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersSingle open flowers to 15 mm across in upper leaf axils. Sepals often purplish.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained sandy or stony soils in woodlands and lowland forests. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi-shade.
  • Garden useDelightful little clumping plant with scattered flowers for underplanting, small gardens, containers, rockeries and cottage gardens.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions. Limited distribution.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Marty White ©

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