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Xanthostemon chrysanthus 'Variegata'


Xanthostemon chrysanthus 'Variegata'

Family Name: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Variegated Golden Penda


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Tree
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 12 m


Native Distribution Australia
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Slow-growing, columnar-shaped tree, able to grow up to about 8 - 10 m tall.
Foliage Attractive yellow-edged foliage.
Flowers Golden powder-puff flowers grouped in dense, spherical heads up to 15cm across, and provide nectar to birds.
Others - Plant Morphology Sometimes used as a focal plant in landscape planting.
Etymology Genus Xanthostemon comes from 2 separate words - xantho, which means yellow, and stemon, which means stamen. Species chrysanthus means golden-flowered.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird-Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Yellow / Golden

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden

Image Repository



Master ID 28933
Species ID 3376
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.