Lepiderema pulchella – Fine Leaf Tuckeroo

A lovely small tree with decorative fine foliage. It flowers in spring with small yellow to orange flowers followed by smooth orange seed capsules in summer. It can grow to 15 metres in its natural range, but generally more to around 8 metres. Likes a sunny spot but with some protection from wind.

Scientific Name:Lepiderema pulchella
Common Name:Tuckeroo
Other Common Names:Fine Leaf Tuckeroo
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:10 ~ 15 metres
Width:4 ~ 7 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly


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.