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Xanthostemon verticillatus Little Penda

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Xanthostemon verticillatus Little Penda Bloomfield Penda,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Attractive rainforest shrub with dense shiny dark green leaves and reddish coloured new growth. Masses of showy fluffy pale-yellow flowers throughout most of the year. Great tree to use for screening or a splash of colour in warmer climate gardens. Grows approx 1m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: All Year, Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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