Dianella longifolia

Dianella longifolia

Pale Flax Lily

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Plant Details
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Expected Height Range:

0.8 m - 1 m

Spread Range:

0.5 m - 1 m

Preferred positioning:

Partial sun and Partial shade

Common uses:

Groundcover, Border planting, Attractive foliage, Low maintenance garden, Courtyard garden, Poolside planting, Container growing, Coastal garden, and Drought tolerant

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It has a large natural occurrence in NSW, growing along the entirety of the coast, tablelands and western slopes subdivisions, as well as, the north-western plains. It also grows further afield from the eastern parts of SA, right through Victoria, the rough eastern half of Queensland, and the far north of NT and WA, as well as Tasmania. It is generally found in moister areas, such as near creeklines, in dry and wet sclerophyll forest as well as woodlands, grasslands and heathlands.

Preferred Soil:

Will tolerate most soil types but prefers well drained soils

Native to inland Australia, the Red-bud Mallee (Eucalyptus pachyphylla) has distinctive flower buds that are in a cluster of three, with the flower cap having five prominent ribs and a beaked operculum. The operculum, also known as a calyptra, is the cap-like covering of the flower that detaches as the flower opens. The flower that appears from under the cap is pale yellow. After flowering it produces a broad, shallow, conical to hemispherical fruit. The base of the mallee is a lignotuber, the lignotubers is a form of swelling at the base of the plant and are common to many mallee (Eucalyptus) trees. These help the tree to survive fires and other stresses, by sending out new growth in the event the top growth is destroyed.

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