Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Victorian Christmas Tree

The Victorian Christmas Bush is a shrub/tree botanically called Prostanthera lasianthos, growing typically up to 4.5m high and between 1.5-3m wide. It naturally grows along water courses in forests of south-eastern Australian.

Its leaves are toothed and lance shaped and its flowers are white to pale mauve marked with orange and purple in its throat. It needs well drained soil and takes preference to some shade and well composted soils. It needs full sun and is frost tolerant.

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