Ornamental native tree with dark glossy leaves and long white scented flower spikes which cascade downward. Very popular subtropical street tree, robust, shapely, and enjoyed by birds and beneficial pollinators. You can make a bushtucker drink from the nectar-rich flowers, as Bridgette on our packing team did - see the photos!
Buckinghamia celsissima APPEARANCE : Ornamental native tree with dark glossy leaves and abundant long white grevillea-like scented flower spikes which cascade downward. Trees will sometimes flower on one side first. USE IN: Beautiful feature plant, suited to street planting and large gardens. Attracts birds. PLANTING : Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Prefers warm climates, will tolerate light frost. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as desired to promote dense growth habit and flowering. Can be pruned to a shrub or hedge - see the image of our coppiced bush in the nursery. Fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: to 30m H in ideal conditions, much shorter 5 - 10 metres in cooler climates and domestic settings x 1 - 4m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide