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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.  

 
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).  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Nematolepis frondosa 'Elizabeth'.
 
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