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Tetratheca stenocarpa

Long Pink-bells

Trailing to upright weeping shrub. Stems hairless or with few rough hairs.

Additional information

  • FamilyElaeocarpaceae (syn. Tremandraceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-1.5 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesMostly scattered, triangular to roundish toothed leaves 5-12 mm x 5-12 mm on lower stems, reduced to few scale-like leaves at flowering end. Margins wavy with few stiff hairs.
  • Flower colourPale to deep lilac-pink
  • Flowering timeJuly to January
  • FlowersClusters of 1-3 bell flowers. Stalks densely covered with gland-tipped hairs.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to well drained soils in tall mountain forests. Partial to full shade. Endemic in Victoria, occurring in a few localised areas.
  • Garden useVery floriferous plant with flowering stems weeping. Ideal for shady moist retaining walls, cottage gardens and beside established trees.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions. Restricted distribution within the Shire. Endemic to Victoria.
  • Related speciesSimilar to Tetratheca ciliata which has leaves scattered up the length of the stems and flowering stalks with few gland-tipped hairs less than 1 mm long.
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Chris Lindorff, NatureShare ©

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