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Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: autumn and spring.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.