Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Bursaria tenuifolia

Pittosporaceae

 


Form and Size: Tall shrub or small tree, 3-8m tall

Distribution: North-eastern Qld., along stream banks and in open scrubland

Leaves: Lance-shaped, tapering to the base, rounded tip, shiny green above, dull beneath, thin-textured, 3-5cm x 1-1.5cm

Bark: Creamy-grey, smooth

Flowers: White, about 0.5cm diameter borne in large terminal panicles

Flowering Period: October to December

Fruit: Capsules, heart-shaped, flat

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings
An attractive shrub which is spectacular in flower, attracting many types of insects
Hardy, requiring well drained soils; probably does best in dappled shade