A spectacular, medium to large rainforest tree with a dense, spreading crown of handsome, dark green, glossy foliage and contrasting reddish new growth.
As well as being easy on the eye, the flower is popular with nectar feeding birds, such as parrots and lorikeets. The stamens of the Golden Penda flower can grow to three centimetres long – combine this with its bright yellow colour and you have a real tropical beauty.
The Golden Penda can grow up to 15 metres in height and yields a hard, durable timber, but if pruned annually it can also be contained to shrub size.
|Common Name||Golden Penda|
|Maximum Reachable Height||10 to 15 m|
|Flower Colour||Bright yellow|
|Bloom Time||Any time of year|
Golden Penda Care
|Watering||Requires almost no watering once established|
|Soil||Moist rich soils|
|Temperature||5 and 40 degrees Celsius, even withstanding light frosts|
|Fertilizer||Apply a complete organic fertiliser|
Golden Penda Uses
- Its natural beauty and durability, combined with its emblem status, make this a popular species with local landscapers and gardeners