Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
Origin: Australia (New South Wales)
Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Moderate - Fast growth rate, 20 - 40' in height
with 15 - 30' spread. Weeping branches.
Simple leaf type, alternate leaf arrangement. Lanceolate shape. Entire
margins 3 - 4" in size. New growth is reddish becoming light green
with maturity. Leaves are fragrant when crushed.
Perfect; bright re brush-like spikes with yellow antlers, 4 - 6"
in size. Late Spring through Summer with scattered bloom throughout year.
Dry, dehiscent, woody capsule. Brown in color and persistent
on small stems.
Full sun. Hardiness; Sunset zones: 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
No significant pests.
To shape when young, and to maintain clearance.
Accent, background, barrier, container, flower, foundation planting, patio
tree, right of way, screen, shade, seasonal color, specimen, windbreak.
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