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Alphitonia Petriei  “White Ash” Seeds

Alphitonia Petriei  “White Ash” Seeds

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** not available to WA or International buyers.

Alphitonia petriei known as the White Ash, grows in eastern and northern Australia. Other common names include Red Ash, White-leaf, Pink Almond, and Pink Ash.  Alphitonia petriei is usually found as a small tree around 20 metres tall, however it has been recorded at 40 metres tall in Queensland. The trunk and larger branches bear fissured grey bark, and peeling or bruising of it gives off a strong scent of liniment, which has been likened to oil of wintergreen methyl salicylate. Arranged alternately on the smaller branches, simple narrow leaves measure 7–15 cm long and are dark glossy green above and covered with fine white hairs underneath. The tiny (0.5 cm diameter) creamy flowers have five petals and are found in panicles at the end of branchlets or between leaves. Flowering occurs September to November, followed by the production of globular dark fruit around 1 to 1.5 cm diameter from February to July.   It is found in coastal rainforest, and ecotone areas in eucalyptus forest from Darwin and Thursday Island in northern Australia, south along the eastern coastline to the Upper Orara River in New South Wales. The leaves and shoots are eaten by farm animals.   An ideal quick growing specimen or shade tree, as with warmth, fertiliser and plenty of water it can grow 3m in one year.  Plant on the edge of gardens or on its own, as the aggressive root systems will inhibit the growth of surrounding plants. Short lived, sometimes living for only a couple of years.

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** not available to WAor International buyers.

*****Please note:   We do NOT sell live plants at all!! Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia and Internationally.


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