Xanthostemon chrysanthus ‘Fairhill Gold’ – Golden Penda

Normally Xanthostemon is a spectacular golden flowering rainforest tree, but ‘Fairhill Gold’ is a dwarf form growing to 3- 4 metres tall and 1-2 metres wide, a good size for gardens and landscaping. Suits frost free areas, and while it can be grown in cooler temperate areas, flowering may be erratic and the plant will be less vigorous. The trusses of bright golden yellow flowers are borne in summer and autumn, and are good for nectar feeding wildlife. The foliage is attractive when the tree is not flowering, with the leaves being large and glossy on a well shaped plant.  Best in a sunny spot in well drained and moist soils. It can be pruned to size if desired, and can be grown in large containers.


Family: Myrtaceae
Scientific Name: Xanthostemon chrysanthis
Cultivar: Fairhill Gold
Common Name: Golden Penda
Plant Type: Large shrub
Height: 2 ~ 4 metres
Width: 1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flowering Time: Summer, Autumn
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral
Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment: Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone: Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light: Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan: Perennial
Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance: Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage: Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses: Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife: Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Xanthostemon ‘Fairhill Gold’


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