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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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 Phaleria clerodendron
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Scented Daphne
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall 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

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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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Phaleria clerodendron, Scented Daphne

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Marian Hammond
Greenslopes
USDA Zone:9
9 Jan 2017
I grow these plants to use in my landscape projects. It is a wonderful tree, with glossy leaves.
The tree likes a cool root run and therefore don't prune off lower branches with rich composted soil (old leaves make good compost)
I have seen an old tree in Ascot in Brisbane that is 6 metres and about the same wide and another in Fairfield over the years but they are not common. There was one in Southbank but I am not sure if it is still there.
Berries are considered poisonous as the dwarf one is in Malaysia.
Jacinta
Toowoomba
USDA Zone:ST
9 Jan 2014
Saw this tree just recently at Fleays Wildlife Park at Tallebudgra...just beautiful!! Asked what is was and told native daphne - there is another 'native daphne' that is a pittosporum, so i wonder how many people get the two confused, but anyway. I must have one.
Rose Sunny Coast
Caloundra Qld Australia
USDA Zone:tr
6 Apr 2009
We have a Phaleria Clerodendron in our garden, our wonderful! tree hating neighbour cut it back to its trunk on one side,(well inside the fence line) looked like it was going to die but pulled through with a fantastic new growth stopping on our side of the fence and flowering beautifully filling the house with the perfume. My daughter works at Alma Park Zoo and takes the red fruit for the Cassowarys, which love them. I used to fertilize around the base but the bush didn't do so well so now I do nothing to it but mulch around the base. I have never seen another one in the Caloundra area.
Noel Burdette
Bisbane, Australia
USDA Zone:9/
20 Mar 2007
We have one in the grounds of the Nursery where I work and it flowers with the onset of rain. The strong pineapple like scent permiates throught the entire business. Alas it is only fleeting (lasting about 8 days) but is recurrnet in its flowering habit before or directly after good rain. A stunning, small tree or large shrub that is very rare in home cultivation even here in Queensland Australia. A real gem!!!


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Scented Daphne - A bushy Australian rainforest tree or shrub with clusters of 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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