Hymenosporum flavum ‘Lushious’ – Native Frangipani

Lushious is a dwarf form of the lovely Hymenosporum flavum, and has dense glossy green foliage on a naturally rounded and compact shrub. It is suitable for both sun to quite shady spots, and is very low maintenance. It has gorgeously perfumed flowers in summer, but a shady growing position will greatly reduce the number of flowers. It grows to around half a metre high and a metre and a half wide, and can be pruned to shape, making it good for low hedging. Good for clay to loam soils as long as it gets reasonable drainage. A handful of slow release fertiliser in spring is beneficial. Also makes a great potted plant. Frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Hymenosporum flavum
Family:Pittosporaceae
Common Name:Native Frangipani
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Gold
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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