Pomaderris prunifolia var. prunifolia

Plum-leaf or Prunus Pomaderris

Open rounded shrub with coarse rusty hairs covering branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-4 m x 1-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesRough dark green egg-shaped leaves, 12-80 mm x 7-35 mm, veins impressed, hairless to few hairs above, whitish below with few long rusty hairs on veins, margins with slight depressions or teeth.
  • Flower colourCream to yellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to November
  • FlowersAxillary or terminal clusters of flowers to 8 cm long, outer hairs rusty, both small and star-shaped and longer and simple. Petals absent.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained to dryer shallow, rocky soils in dryish woodlands near to watercourses. Partial to dappled shade.
  • Garden useUnderplant established trees. Tip-pruning beneficial to promote bushiness.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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