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Hymenosporum flavum – Native Frangipani

The Native Frangipani is one of the most useful Australian rainforest trees for gardens with its fragrant frangipani-like flowers, glossy green leaves and distinctive upright pyramidal shape. It grows well over a wide range of soils and climatic conditions and does surprisingly well in inland and southern areas but it is important to protect seedlings from frost until they are a couple of metres tall. Generally, the Native Frangipani does not need pruning, which can damage its symmetrical shape, but it can be pruned to a desired size and shape if required. The delightful fragrance of the flowers is sweetly tropical.

Scientific Name: Hymenosporum flavum
Family: Pittosporaceae
Common Name: Native Frangipani
Plant Type: Small tree
Height: 4 ~ 15 metres
Width: 3 ~ 7 metres
Flower Colour: White, Yellow
Flowering Time: Spring, Summer
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral
Soil Type: sandy, clay, loamy, sandy loam, clay loam
Plant Environment: Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden
Climate Zone: Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light: Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method: Seed, Softwood cutting, Semi-hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance: Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage: Hedge, Screen, Fragrant
Special Uses: Fragrant oils, Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Given to us by Lois & Ian – May 2019
Over a metre tall when planted 14.5.19

This planting is in the Western garden .


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