Pomaderris elliptica var. elliptica

Smooth Pomaderris

Tall erect or rounded shrub with densely creamy hairy branchlets.

Additional information

  • SynonymPomaderris multiflora
  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1.5-4 m x 1-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesMid green egg-shaped to elliptic leaves 3-9 cm x 15-45 mm, tiny white hairs below. Tip pointed or blunt, margins wavy.
  • Flower colourPale yellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to October
  • FlowersLarge rounded clusters of flowers to 12 cm, held above the foliage. Petals present.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in moist lowland and foothill forests. Light frost. Sun to semi-shaded position.
  • Garden useGood tall screen plant, flowers well displayed. Responds to hard pruning. May be useful as a tall hedge.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites with possibly only 1 or 2 remaining.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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