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Flower colour: Cream
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Fungal leaf spots and root rots if too wet
Scale, aphids, mealy bugs, spider mites
Planting season: All.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose applied through the warmer months.
Breeders: Ramm Botanicals (NSW).