Breynia

Breynia oblongifolia - botanical name

Breynia oblongifolia

© M. Fagg; Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen erect shrub (2.5m x 2m) from Qld; NSW (including Illawarra; Cumberland Plain and Blue Mountains regions of Sydney) and NT. Soft dull olive green leaves. Small green pendulous flowers followed by pink succulent fruit resembling tiny apples. Useful fill-in plant for a bush garden or understoey in a rainforest setting. Bird and native butterfly attracting. Prefers well composted soil. Frost tolerant. Moderately drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam, Clay
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (Qld; NSW (including Illawarra; Cumberland Plains and Blue Mountains regions of Sydney) and NT)
  • Scale
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