Lomatia myricoides|River or Long-leaf Lomatia

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Shrub or small tree with rusty-hairy new growth.
Size (W x H)
2-5m x 1-3m
Narrow, dull green leaves, paler below, with inconspicuous veins, 5-20cm x 5-20mm. Tip pointed, few distant teeth on margins, rarely none. Not hairy below.
Short sprays of perfumed, hairless flowers in leaf axils, generally shorter than leaves. Winged seeds in narrow leathery follicle (pod).
Flower colour
Flower time
December to February
Growing conditions
Moist well drained clay and loam soils along watercourses. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled and semi shade to full shade.
Commonly used for
Attractive slow growing, summer flowering tree tolerating occasional wet conditions.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory