Bedfordia arborescens|Blanket-leaf

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Small open tree or large shrub.
Size (W x H)
3-7m x 2-4m
Large, soft dark green oblong to lance-shaped leaves with thick woolly white covering below; 15-25cm x 2-5cm.
Large woolly bunches of small tubular daisy flowerheads.
Flower colour
Flower time
October to January
Growing conditions
Deep moist well drained soils especially in fern gullies and moist to wet forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled or partial shade.
Commonly used for
Plant under established trees in moist sites. Leaves are a feature.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory