Pomaderris elachophylla

Small-leaf or Lacy Pomaderris

Erect, open shrub with dense rusty star-shaped hairs on branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-3.5 m x 0.8-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesTiny egg-shaped leaves 2-10 mm x 1.5-5 mm, upper surface dark green, may have scattered hairs, lower surface densely hairy, white with rusty hairs. Blunt to notched tip.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeOctober to November
  • FlowersTiny flowers singly or in small axillary clusters. Petals absent.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist draining soils in moist forests in the northeast of the Shire. Frost tolerant. Partial shade. Limited occurrences locally.
  • Garden useMedium shrub for a moist protected position. Pruning may encourage bushiness.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Scattered throughout Victoria in its preferred habitat..
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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