Australian Native Plants

  Scholtzia oligandra (Pink Scholtzia)


Scholtzia oligandra photo
Scholtzia oligandra (cultivated, labelled) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PINK SCHOLTZIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Scholtzia oligandra in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Pink Scholtzia

Description
Pink Scholtzia is a small shrub growing to about half a metres in height. The dark green leaves are small triangular and clasp the stem It produces profuse clusters of open five-petalled white or pink flowers in late winter and spring. The plant is drought tolerant.

Height
1m - 3m

Spread
1m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil on sandplains

Distribution
Scholtzia oligandra is found in western areas of Western Australia south of Geraldton.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Scholtzia
Species:oligandra
Common Name:Pink Scholtzia