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Zieria arborescens ssp. arborescens

Stinkwood

Erect or spreading shrub or small tree with ridged downy branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyRutaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-7 m x 3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesPairs of dark green aromatic leaves divided into 3 oblong to lance shaped leaflets 3-12.5 cm x 6-26 mm, paler and downy below, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersOpen axillary clusters of small flowers, clusters generally shorter than leaves.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in tall wet forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled to full shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive shrub for moist conditions. Does not like to dry out. Screen plant. Could be pruned to form a tall hedge in sheltered positions.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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