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Ceratopetalum gummiferum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ceratopetalum gummiferum New South Wales Christmas Bush, NSW Christmas Bush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Pyramida, Shrub Like

Tall evergreen native shrub or small tree with narrow shiny bronze foliage that turns green and a beautiful show of small white flowers turning into tiny fruits that are surrounded by pink or red flowers. Great to use for a colourful screen or in floral arrangements. Grows approx 5m tall x 3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Borers, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: At the beginning of spring, water in a solution of sulphate of iron. Mulch well. Cut back by one third after flowering to keep looking tidy.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cunoniaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate