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Anopterus Genus

Tasmanian laurel

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Description

Anopterus genus (Tasmanian laurel). This is a genus of two species of evergreen shrubs or small trees with leaves which are long and spatula-shaped. White to pink flowers are produced in terminal sprays.

The genus name comes from the Greek words 'ano' meaning 'upwards' and 'pteron' meaning ' and refers to the wings on the seeds, which face upwards.

Characteristics

Woody perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

E Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

Half hardy. Needs shade or semi-shade and moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

By semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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