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Buckinghamia celsissima (Ivory Curl)

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Plant description

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This is a stunning plant in cultivation where it grows into a spectacular flowering medium to large shrub. In the wild in the rainforests of north Queensland it can grow into a small to medium sized tree but it rarely grows beyond shrub dimensions in cultivation, particularly in cooler climates such as Melbourne. It flowers in autumn, with the long creamy flowerheads often completely hiding the dark green glossy foliage. It makes a wonderful feature plant and should be trimmed back behind the spent flowerheads after flowering when it will also benefit from a handful or two (depending on the size of the plant) of low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 25 metres
Minimum height: 8 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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