Threlkeldia diffusa

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.


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