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Pomaderris aspera|Hazel Pomaderris

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Erect shrub or small tree with rusty hairy new growth.
Size (W x H)
2-4m x 3-12m
Leaves
Large soft egg-shaped leaves with deep veins, dark green above, paler with rusty hairs below, 4-12cm x 2-6cm. Margins finely serrated.
Flowers
Large terminal bunches of flowers, lacking petals, hairy on the outside.
Flower colour
Cream
Flower time
October to December
Growing conditions
Moist, well drained humus rich and acidic soils in sheltered forests. Tolerates frost and snow. Partial to full shade.
Commonly used for
Tall screen or windbreak under established trees. Can be copsed. Bark takes on interesting markings as lichens establish.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
Photo gallery
Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory