Height: 25-40'; Spread: up to 40'
Moderate to fast
Evergreen; round form; moderate canopy.
Dark green, glossy, wavy-edged, narrow leaves, 3-6" long.
Creamy white flowers in 3" clusters bloom in cycles throughout the year.
Orange berries, 1/2" across, form in fall and drop in winter.
Smooth, gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Do not prune central leader. Requires sidewalk clean-up during flower and fruit drop.
Drought (once established), sandy or clay soil, gusty or cold winds, fog, smog. Sun or shade.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun, warmth, and good drainage. Develops significant roots with age. 4x4' basins recommended. Flowers and berries can cause stickiness on paving. Subject to poor rooting.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Valued for their foliage and form when allowed to branch naturally. Flowers are very fragrant, like orange blossoms, most noticeable in the evenings. Attracts birds and bees.