Buckinghamia - ivory curl flower

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Ornamental native tree with dark glossy leaves and long white scented flower spikes which cascade downward. Very popular subtropical street tree, robust, shapely, eyecatching in full flowers; 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 overnight frost once mature. Grows happily in southern QLD, coastal NSW and VIC; can flower less in very high humidity FNQ.
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 rainforest conditions (much shorter 5 - 10 metres in cooler climates and domestic settings) x 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

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