Threlkeldia diffusa, commonly known as Coast Bonefruit, is a small herbaceous plant native to Australia. It forms a dense mat of fine, wiry stems and produces small, star-shaped flowers that bloom in summer. Its foliage is narrow and grass-like, with a bright green colour that adds a pop of vibrancy to any garden. This plant is ideal for rock gardens, ground covers, and containers, and it thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is also drought-tolerant and can withstand coastal conditions, making it a great option for seaside gardens.
Height: Up to 30-50 cm.
Width: Up to 2-3 m.
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade and is adapted to grow in coastal areas.
Flowers: The flowers are small and white, produced in the summer months from November to February. They are followed by small edible fruit.
Uses: Threlkeldia diffusa is often used for erosion control on coastal sand dunes and as a groundcover in gardens. It is also used in rockeries and can be pruned into a small hedge. Its fruit can be used for jams and jellies.