Amperea xiphoclada|Broom Spurge

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Stiffly erect subshrub with rigid angular stems.
Size (W x H)
0.3-0.8m x 0.4-0.5m
Often leafless, when present narrow lower leaves to 15mm, upper leaves scale-like.
Male and female flowers on separate plants. Clusters of tiny flowers.
Flower colour
Cream and brown
Flower time
September to February
Growing conditions
Moist soil, often sandy, in heaths and woodlands. Full sun or semi shade.
Commonly used for
Interesting foliage plant for rockeries or underplanting, especially in lighter soils. Looks good mass planted.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory