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Dais cotinifolia, Pompon tree, Pincushion tree, Kannabast

Dais cotinifolia

Pompon tree, Pincushion tree, Kannabast
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Pompon Tree (Dais cotinifolia) is one of the most popular and beloved native trees, due to its versatility; it is small enough to fit in most gardens but strong enough to be used as a street tree. During the winter season, it often resembles a giant candy floss when in full bloom; its branches transform into dense balls of soft pink flowers, each piece cloaking multiple small blooms. These flowers ooze out of the green, cup-like bracts that last for around three weeks.

Month to two months after the flowering stage, a dense abundance of black seeds are produced, and ready to be harvested. This deciduous beauty can reach between 10-20 ft when fully grown and needs to be situated in a sunny spot to flourish. Although it is fairly drought resistant once it is established, mulching of compost around the base of the tree is recommended to reduce water runoff, discourage weed growth, and provide steady sustenance of nutrients in the soil.

It is hardy in USDA zones 9-11, and considered to be freezing tolerant down to 30s F, despite this extra caution should be taken and best kept in a warmer environment within colder climates. For container-growing, the soil should be kept at a lightly moist state, with sufficient mulching and drainage. Regular misting of the foliage with water is also advisable. With the correct care, the Pompon Tree will provide many years of show-stopping splendor in any garden.





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Daphne sp., Winter Daphne

Daphne sp.

Winter Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 6-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxic

The Winter Daphne (Daphne sp.) is an evergreen, slow-growing shrub native to China that grows between 2-5 feet on average. Its foliage is usually lance-shaped, with deep green and cream-colored margins. During winter, clusters of sweet-smelling flowers emerge in shades of pink. The Daphne also produces occasional off-white and white flowers. This plant enjoys full sun, but can also tolerate semi-shade. Winter Daphne plant care calls for moderate water, making them well-suited to low-water garden styles. However, to avoid problems with root rot, it is advised to water this shrub deeply but infrequently.

Winter Daphne can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 6-9. When growing this plant in cold regions, it is best to grow it in a container, as it can be easily brought inside in the winter. The container must also have access to full sun and ample drainage. It is also important to reduce watering in the winter to avoid root rot. This evergreen shrub can also be pruned in the late winter, and pruning should be done properly in order to preserve the natural shape of the shrub. Finally, it is important to note that the Winter Daphne plant is toxic if ingested and so should be kept away from animals and young children.





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Edgeworthia chrysantha, Giant Leaf Paper Plant

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Giant Leaf Paper Plant
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: China
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Edgeworthia chrysantha is a heavily-wooded deciduous shrub. The genus Edgeworthia comprises three very similar species from China and Japan. It is named after Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (1812-81), a part-time botanist, plant collector and employee of the East India Company. Apparently E. papyrifera has white flowers, not the yellow of E. chrysantha, though some botanists regard them variations of one species. The foliage is attractive, especially when young, but this is a plant grown for its flowers. They are bright yellow aging to creamy white, tubular and about 1cm long. Individually they are nothing much, but they are densely packed in 8cm diameter globose heads. The are very fragrant and open until late winter from buds that have been obvious from late autumn. The flowers are followed by dry, purplish-green berries known technically as drupes. A moist, well-drained, humus-enriched soil is best.





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Phaleria capitata, Ongael, Phaleria Jack

Phaleria capitata

Ongael, Phaleria Jack
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: New Guinea, Indonesia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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A bushy Australian rainforest tree or shrub with clusters of fragrant white flowers. The flowers look like Jasmine while the fruits are red like berries.





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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

Phaleria clerodendron

Scented Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A stunning, small tree or large shrub that is very rare in home cultivation, a real gem. It is a bushy rainforest plant with dark glossy green leaves to 18" long. Spectacular white, strongly pineapple scented, tubular flowers occur on the trunk and larger branches with the onset of rain. The scent of masses of flowers permeates through the garden. A fast growing species in a moist site with bright or filtered light. Tolerates moist soils. Fruit eating birds relish the glossy fruit. The flesh of the fruit is stringy and reputed to be poisonous to humans. The plant generally looses its leaves and looks crummy in cold weather. A subtropical alternative would be P. chermsideana.





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Phaleria clerodendron - Scented Daphne

Scented Daphne - a bushy Australian rainforest tree or shrub with clusters of pineapple-fragrant white flowers followed by large red fruit born on the branches. The shrub lights up with masses of flowers the scent of which permeates through the garden.

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Phaleria macrocarpa, Mahkota Dewa

Phaleria macrocarpa

Mahkota Dewa
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: New Guinea, Indonesia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Phaleria macrocarpa is a dense evergreen tree, growing well in tropical climates. For Indonesia, fruits and leaves of Phaleria macrocarpa has been used to cure various health problems, including empirical treatment for cancer.





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Phaleria perottetiana, Phaleria

Phaleria perottetiana

Phaleria
Family: Thymelaeaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowers



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Phaleria sp., Scented Daphne

Phaleria sp.

Scented Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

It is a large bush or small tree that can reach up to 10 to 20 feet in height. It is native to Indonesia, Australia, and New Guinea and is a popular garden ornamental and ethnomedical plant.

The foliage of Phaleria is dense and glossy, and the plant can be either cultivated as a shrub, usually reaching 5-10 ft tall, or as a small tree, growing up to 10-20 feet in height. It produces white to off-white fragrant flowers, which can be seen primarily in the summer months. Depending on the location, it grows best in full sun or semi-shade, and requires regular water.

Phaleria can be grown in USDA zones 9-11 with great success. In areas where there are cooler temperatures, it is beneficial to grow the plant in a pot, as this will give it greater protection from the cold winters. Plant the shrub or tree in a soil that is well drained and add a layer of mulch over the top of the soil in order to improve its water retention rate. When planting, it is important to ensure that the plant has enough room to grow and not be feel cramped by its pot.

To ensure that Phaleria remains healthy and flourishing, it is recommended to trim them regularly and remove any dead foliage, as this will allow the plant to more adequately absorb sunlight and air. Additionally, fertilizer should be added to the top layer of the soil, which will provide extra nutrients and help maintain the plant's growth.

In conclusion, Phaleria sp. (Scented Daphne) is a fascinating and beautiful plant that can be easily grown with enough care and attention. With its fragrant white flowers and glossy foliage, it makes an excellent addition to any garden.





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Pimelea ciliata, White Banjine

Pimelea ciliata

White Banjine
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pimelea ciliata, White Banjine
Pimelea ciliata, White Banjine


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Pimelea prostrata, Pimelea coarctica , Riceflower, Pinatoro, New Zealand Daphne, Strathmore Weed

Pimelea prostrata, Pimelea coarctica

Riceflower, Pinatoro, New Zealand Daphne, Strathmore Weed
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: New Zealand
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Plants form carpets and can be grown as a ground cover. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil.



Pimelea prostrata, Pimelea coarctica , Riceflower, Pinatoro, New Zealand Daphne, Strathmore Weed
Pimelea prostrata, Pimelea coarctica , Riceflower, Pinatoro, New Zealand Daphne, Strathmore Weed
Pimelea prostrata, Pimelea coarctica , Riceflower, Pinatoro, New Zealand Daphne, Strathmore Weed


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