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. You can make a bushtucker drink from the nectar-rich flowers, as Bridgette on our packing team did - see the photos!
Buckinghamia celsissima DESCRIPTION: Ornamental native tree with dark glossy leaves and abundant long white richly scented flower spikes which cascade downward. 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 AND 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