Asterolasia asteriscophora ssp. asteriscophora

Lemon Star-bush

Narrow upright shrub with hairy leaves & young growth.

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, 6-45 mm x 4-14 mm. Lightly aromatic.
  • Flower colourLemon
  • Flowering timeNovember to December locally
  • FlowersSmall clusters of starry flowers in leaf axils. The calyx is minute.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained clay soils ranging from dry woodlands to moist to wet heathy open forests in the foothills and mountains. Moderately frost tolerant. Semi-shade and dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive garden plant for shady conditions. Responds well to pruning. Suitable as a cut flower.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesAsterolasia asteriscophora ssp. albiflora differs in that the leaves are smaller and the flowers are white.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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