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Xanthostemon chrysanthus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Xanthostemon chrysanthus Golden Penda,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Upright

Description:
Attractive medium to large rainforest tree with a bushy spreading crown of large, shiny, dark green leaves and reddish new growth. Masses of showy fluffy yellow flowers throughout most of the year. Great tree to use for screening or a splash of colour in warmer climate gardens. Grows approx 5m tall in a garden and 12m-40m tall in a rainforest.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Tropical Garden, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers warmer climates, but will tolerate sub-tropical climates. Plant in a rich well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Feed with a low phosphorus slow release fertiliser annually.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year, Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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