Xanthostemon chrysanthus – Golden Penda

A spectacular golden flowering rainforest tree, it grows to 10 to 15 metres tall in the wild, but less in cultivation. Great for frost free large gardens and parks, it can be grown in cooler temperate areas but flowering may be erratic and the plant will be less vigorous. The trusses of 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. Best in sunny spot in well drained and moist soils. It can be pruned to shrub size if desired.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 12
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Xanthostemon chrysanthus
Common Name : Golden Penda
Height : 15
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment :
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects