Xanthostemon chrysanthus ‘Fairhill Gold’ – Golden Penda

Normally Xanthostemon is a spectacular golden flowering rainforest tree, but ‘Fairhill Gold’ is a dwarf form growing to 3- 4 metres tall and 1-2 metres wide, a good size for gardens and landscaping. Suits frost free areas, and while it can be grown in cooler temperate areas, flowering may be erratic and the plant will be less vigorous. The trusses of bright golden yellow flowers are borne in summer and autumn, and are good for nectar feeding wildlife. The foliage is attractive when the tree is not flowering, with the leaves being large and glossy on a well shaped plant.  Best in a sunny spot in well drained and moist soils. It can be pruned to size if desired, and can be grown in large containers.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Xanthostemon chrysanthis
Cultivar:Fairhill Gold
Common Name:Golden Penda
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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