May 2023 – Golden Penda

COMMON NAME:  Golden Penda

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Xanthostemon chrysanthus

GENUS:  Xanthostemon

FAMILY:  Myrtaceae

KINGDOM: Plantae

Golden Penda is an evergreen rainforest tree native to Queensland. Known for its showy golden blossoms this is a medium sized tree growing to approximately 8-15m in a garden situation. It is useful as a screen, windbreak, nature strip planting and specimen tree. It has glossy dark green leaves and a non-invasive root system. There are also dwarf varieties available.

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