Pomaderris vacciniifolia

Round-leaf Pomaderris

Spreading shrub with greyish hairs on branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-4 m x 2-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesSmooth dark green elliptic leaves, 12-15 mm x 8-10 mm, whitish and densely hairy below. Inconspicuous veins.
  • Flower colourCreamy white
  • Flowering timeOctober to November
  • FlowersSmall sprays of hairy flowers 1-4 cm long. Petals present but fall off quickly.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist loamy soils in moist forest and scrubs. Frost tolerant. Shady positions. Endemic to Shires of Yarra Ranges and Murrindindi.
  • Garden useLight screen in moist sheltered garden positions. Pruning may encourage bushiness. Flowers prolifically.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusVulnerable in Victoria to continued depletion. Still remains in a small area within the Shire although records show that it has been found in 2 or 3 other sites in the past. Victorian endemic.
  • Related speciesSimilar to Pomaderris elachophylla which has no petals and smaller leaves and flowering clusters.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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