SEA BOX FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Sea Box is a small compact shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves dark to mid green and arranged opposite to each other on stems; thick and leathery, elliptical to almost round in shape, smooth, 1-3 cm long.
Flowers scattered in small terminal clusters, with an orange cylindrical tube to 8 mm long and five white petals twisted in one direction as in a windmill fan. Fruit is an orange, globular drupe (fleshy) about 8 mm diameter.
found in coastal habitats
Native to Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
Height (m): 0.5 - 2
Spread (m): 0.5 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
the fruit of Sea Box is eaten by coastal birds
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