Native to the coastal districts of much of eastern and southern Australia. Widely planted in southern and eastern Australia, particularly in areas with sandy soils. It has been grown as a garden ornamental and has also been deliberately planted as a sand-binder.
Grows naturally only in coastal districts and relatively close to the sea, where it is a pioneer species that often colonises coastal sand dunes. It prefers habitats such as coastal sand dunes, headlands, and adjacent alluvial flats. It is also less commonly found in nearby coastal heath and sclerophyll forests.
Usually growing 0.5-3 m tall, but occasionally reaching up to 5 m in height. It has a very spreading habit and individual plants can cover an area 10-15 m wide. Plants growing in more exposed locations that are closer to the sea e.g. on foredunes tend to be more low-growing than those found further from the sea.
Product Description :
Germination: Scarify seeds. Soak for 24 hours. Sow seeds about 1/4 inch apart in a seed tray. Cover the seeds lightly with soil (about the depth of a seed), lightly press down the soil and water. Place above ground level in a warm, humid, partly-shaded area. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Germination takes 1-4 weeks.