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27th September 2010
A tall species from New South Wales (and possibly adjacent parts of Victoria), Australia. Discovered by Chas. Moore
around 1860 and introduced to Kew in 1915. Possibly not hardy throughout the country, but seems to be fine
in the South West. It has survived here for several decades and I have never seen it looking damaged.
HOWEVER, I have to admit I didn't look at it for a long time. I planted it along with a lot of other shrubs
when I moved into the garden, and more or less forgot what I had done. I was vaguely aware of the trunk,
but the identifiable parts were several metres above me in a mixed canopy. In September I suddenly became aware
that there were small white flowers scattered on the ground. It took me a while to identify it - it took me a while
and a ladder to get a close enough see what it looked like.
All of which explains the rather distant nature of the picture - as close as I could get from the top of my longest ladder.
It has done well.
24th October 2015