Bursaria incana, Fam. Pittosporaceae
Tall shrub or small, sparse tree, 3-7m tall with rough grey hairs. Young branches covered with soft, white hairs.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Oblong, blunt, somewhat pendulous, green above, white and hairy beneath, 5-8 x 2-3cm.
|Flower description:||Cream white, sweetly scented, about 1.2cm in diameter, borne in large, dense terminal panicles. February to April.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, flattened capsules, about 1 x 1cm.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Requires full sun and well drained conditions. In nature this plant tends to become a sparse small tree, but pruning and watering should improve the shape. Propagate from seed or cuttings.|
|Information sources:||Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (2022) Bursaria incana Lindl. Plants of the World Online., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|