Form and Size: A tall shrub or small, spreading tree, 5-12m high,
young branches covered with white hairs.
Distribution: Cape York Peninsula, Qld. to north-eastern N.S.W.;
in rainforest and along stream banks.
Leaves: Egg-shaped, dull green above, whitish beneath, margins
irregularly toothed, 6-15cm x 2-5cm.
Flowers: Cream, 0.4-0.6cm diameter; borne in profusion in small
clusters and held above the leaves, giving an appearance resembling snow on the branches.
Flowering Period: November to January.
Fruit: Capsules, rounded, covered in soft bristles, 2-2.5cm
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or stem cuttings. Requires
well drained soil and plenty of sun. Branches are more or less horizontal and give a layered effect. Foliage is
eaten by cattle.