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|
|Common Name:||Native Frangipani|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Gold|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Other insects|
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