Leionema bilobum ssp. serrulatum

Notched Phebalium

Dense shrub or small tree, often suckering, with minute starry hairs on stems.

Additional information

  • SynonymPhebalium bilobum
  • FamilyRutaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-4 m x 1.5-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesAromatic, dark green, narrowly elliptic, toothed leaves, 16-52 mm x 4-8 mm, base wedge shaped, tip cut off or slightly notched.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersMasses of open flowers in terminal bunches, buds often pink.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in moist to wet forests, often on steep slopes. Frost tolerant. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive screen plant for shady moist positions. Cut flower.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Common in the few areas in which it occurs in the Shire.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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