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Pomaderris racemosa

Slender or Cluster Pomaderris

Medium to tall erect shrub with densely hairy branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m x 1-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped to broadly elliptic, thin dark green leaves, 15-20 mm x 8-12 mm, few hairs and conspicuous veins on upper surface, paler, densely hairy below. Broad tip, depressions along margins.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeOctober to November
  • FlowersNarrow terminal and axillary sprays 2-4 cm long of small hairy flowers. Petals absent.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained loam soils beside watercourses and in riparian forests. Frost tolerant. Dappled to semi shade.
  • Garden useTaller screening plant under trees, in moist soil that drains. Can be pruned. Will tolerate some sun.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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