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Products > Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth'
Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth' - Leafy Phebalium

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Phebalium frondosa 'Elizabeth']
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth' (Leafy Phebalium) - A narrow, upright shrub to 6 ft or more with dark green oval leaves with silver backs. Small, starry, glistening white flowers bloom late winter into spring. Both foliage and flowers have a spicy, fruity fragrance and are useful in flower arrangements. This plant takes shearing well and makes a good hedge. Best in part shade with well-drained soil. Requires occasional to little irrigation. Hardy to 20F. A selection of the species which is a rare plant found only in a restricted area in East Gippsland, Victoria at about 3,000 ft. We originally received this plant as Phebalium frondosum 'Elizabeth' as part of th UCSC Koala Blooms Introduction. San Marcos Growers grew this plant from 2006 until 2008 and it may still be available from one of the other UCSC Koala Bloom partners (Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Monterey Bay Nursery and Native Sons Nursery). 

Information about Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.