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Pomaderris aspera

Hazel Pomaderris

Erect shrub or small tree with rusty hairy new growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyRhamnaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size3-15 m x 2-5 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesLarge soft egg-shaped leaves with deep veins, dark green above, paler with rusty hairs below, 4-12 cm x 2-6 cm. Margins finely serrated.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersLarge terminal bunches of flowers, lacking petals, hairy on the outside.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist, well drained humus rich and acidic soils in sheltered forests. Tolerates frost and snow. Partial to full shade.
  • Garden useTall screen or windbreak under established trees. Can be copsed. Bark takes on interesting markings as lichens establish.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Aboriginal Use Wood - pegs for stretching skins
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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