Xanthostemon chrysanthus – Golden Penda

A spectacular golden flowering rainforest tree, it grows to 10 to 15 metres tall in the wild, but less in cultivation. Great for frost free large gardens and parks, it can be grown in cooler temperate areas but flowering may be erratic and the plant will be less vigorous. The trusses of 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. Best in sunny spot in well drained and moist soils. It can be pruned to shrub size if desired.

Scientific Name:Xanthostemon chrysanthus
Common Name:Golden Penda
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:10 ~ 15 metres
Width:6 ~ 12 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants