Neat native shrub for feature planting, striking privacy screen hedges, and essential in a wildlife garden.
Loved by birds, honeyeaters and lorikeets especially.
Paler yellow flowers than the Fairhill Gold variety, and a smaller overall size.
Part shade tolerant, flowers as a shrub or can be grown in a pot.
Light preference : Full sun
Water preference : Moderate water
Plant growth rate : Moderate
Because of their habitat the rainforest species don’t need leaves that are adapted to drought, unlike most of the better known species in the family.
Altitudinal range probably quite small, from near sea level to 100 m.
Grows as a rheophyte along creeks and rivers.
The individual flowers only last a few days but they are quickly replaced and the old flowers are easily removed.
Being a tropical lowland species it will not tolerate frost or chilling and the night temperature should be kept above 12°C if possible.