Viminalis juncea, commonly known as Golden Spray, is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree native to Australia. It has slender, willow-like leaves that are dark green and aromatic when crushed. The tree produces small, yellow flowers in spring and summer, followed by small woody fruits. Viminalis juncea is a fast-growing and hardy species that can tolerate a range of soil types and growing conditions. It is often used for erosion control, windbreaks, and shade in landscaping projects. Its attractive foliage and pleasant scent make it a popular choice for gardens and public spaces.
Height: 4-6 m
Width: 2-4 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Flowers: Produces small, yellow flowers in spring/summer.
Uses: Viminalis juncea is commonly used for erosion control and soil stabilization along waterways and in wetland restoration projects. It is also used for shelterbelts and windbreaks in agricultural areas. The flexible branches and twigs of the tree make it useful for weaving and other craft purposes. Viminalis juncea provides habitat and food for various wildlife species.