A Shrub that will surprise you several times
New South Wales Christmas Bush
A plant that grows originally as a shrub in container, but planted in the garden can develop to a pyramidal tree.The leaves comprise three leaflets with about 8 cm long. It flowers in creamy white in late spring and after flowering develop reddish decorative sepals.
Originally from Australia and Papua New Guinea, ceratopetalum is popular in cultivation due to its orange-red sepals produced around Christmas in this part of the world.
Pant in well drained soil to avoid rot-root fungus.
City gardens, Outdoor garden, Patio / Terrace,
Leaves, flowers and sepals are really original and provides a variation thorough the year that all plant lovers will appreciate.
use as isolated specimen in your garden to create a point of attention. It works also well in a big container for patio and terraces.
The specific name gummiferum alludes to the big amount of gum contained in the bark.