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Hymenosporum flavum
Hymenosporum flavum

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Hymenosporum flavum

Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

Native to Australia. Grows 12 to 40 ft. tall, 9 to 20 ft. wide, at a slow to moderate rate. Graceful, upright, slender, open habit. Narrow, glossy dark green leaves, 2 to 6 in. long. In early summer, bears yellow flowers with pronounced fragrance of orange-blossom honey. Early ­training is necessary to correct two problems. First, branches spread out in almost equal threes, creating weak crotches that are likely to split. Second, leaves tend to cluster near ends of branches and twigs. Frequent pinching and shortening of growth in early years will result in stronger, denser plant. Best located away from strong winds. Grow in well- drained soil.

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