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Botanical Name:Melicytus dentatus
4 synonyms:   Hymenanthera banksii , Hymenanthera dentata , Hymenanthera sp. aff. dentata , Melicytus sp. aff. dentatus
Common Name:tree violet
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade
Fertile, Moist, Well Drained
2-4 m x 1-2.5 m
Foliage:Dark green oblong toothed leaves to 5cm long. Branchlets that are often armed with spines.
Flowers:Masses of fragrant tiny pale yellow-cream bell flowers, hanging along branches from September to November, followed by pale green to purple berries.

A hardy variable shrub useful for lightly shaded sites and moist areas. Well drained soils, preferring moist sites. Plant growth varies depending on moisture levels. Frost and snow tolerant.

Beautiful fragrance. The berries are consumed by Cunningham's spiny-tailed skinks

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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