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
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


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.