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Bedfordia arborescens

Blanket Leaf

Small open tree or large shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size3-7 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesLarge, soft dark green oblong to lance-shaped leaves with thick woolly white covering below; 15-25 cm x 2-5 cm.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersLarge woolly bunches of small tubular daisy flowerheads.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDeep moist well drained soils especially in fern gullies and moist to wet forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled or partial shade.
  • Garden usePlant under established trees in moist sites. Leaves are a feature.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 3, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 4 David Blair ©

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