Pimelea axiflora ssp. axiflora|Bootlace Bush

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open erect or arching shrub with strong bark.
Size (W x H)
1-2m x 1-3m
Pairs of soft, narrow, mid green leaves 10-75mm x 1-12mm, paler below.
Clusters of 2-10 flowers in leaf axils. Flowers unisexual, densely hairy towards base, cluster surrounded by 2-4 hairy, papery brown or green bracts.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to November
Growing conditions
Moist to wet well drained soils in moist to wet mountain forests and along watercourses. Frost and snow tolerant. Partial to full shade.
Commonly used for
A graceful shrub for underplanting, generally not noticed until it flowers. Suits planting with ferns. Pruning from young plants will encourage bushier shape if desired.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory