Asterolasia asteriscophora ssp. albiflora

White Star-bush

Narrow upright shrub with hairy leaves & young stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyRutaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2 m x 1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesOblong to elliptic dull green leaves, downy brownish white below, 3-25 mm x 2-10 mm. Lightly aromatic.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersSmall clusters of starry flowers. The calyx is minute.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained clay soils in open forests in the foothills. Moderately frost tolerant. Semi-shade and dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive garden plant for shady conditions. Responds well to pruning. Suitable as a cut flower. The local form is known from only a few sites.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. All populations may fall within the Shire. Victorian endemic.
  • Related speciesThis local variant is quite distinctive to the usual form which has larger leaves & lemon flowers.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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