Classifications and Characteristics
|Plant Growth Form
|Mode of Nutrition
|Local Conservation Status
Description and Ethnobotany
|Slow-growing, columnar-shaped tree, able to grow up to about 8 - 10 m tall.
|Attractive yellow-edged foliage.
|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.
|Genus Xanthostemon comes from 2 separate words - xantho, which means yellow, and stemon, which means stamen. Species chrysanthus means golden-flowered.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna
Plant Care and Propagation
|Lots of Water, Moderate Water
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Green, Yellow / Golden
|Yellow / Golden
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