Nuxia floribunda

An attractive evergreen tree that flowers in winter.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

An attractive evergreen with a dense, rounded canopy.  The bark on young trees is smooth or finely hairy but ages to be grey-brown and fissured as the tree ages.

The leaves are glossy and light green.

The white, tubular and scented flowers are borne in large bunches up to 300mm in diameter.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract a host of insects. The abundant supply of nectar makes it a good honey tree.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Evergreen montaine forests and along rivers.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately until established.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest

LANDSCAPING USES:
The forest elder makes an attractive street tree.
It can be used as a focal tree in a garden.
The root system is non-invasive and it can be planted next to paved areas and buildings.
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