Lomatia myricoides

River or Long-leaf Lomatia

Shrub or small tree with rusty-hairy new growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m x 1-3 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesNarrow, dull green leaves, paler below, with inconspicuous veins, 5-20 cm x 5-20 mm. Tip pointed, few distant teeth on margins, rarely none. Not hairy below.
  • Flower colourCreamy-white
  • Flowering timeDecember to February
  • FlowersShort sprays of perfumed, hairless flowers in leaf axils, generally shorter than leaves. Winged seeds in narrow leathery follicle (pod).
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained clay and loam soils along watercourses. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled and semi shade to full shade.
  • Garden useAttractive slow growing, summer flowering tree tolerating occasional wet conditions.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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