Hazel Pomaderris, Dogwood, Native Hazel.
Pomaderris, from Greek poma, lid, and derris, skin/ fur/ leather covering, alluding to membranous capsule covering, in some species.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the higher rainfall areas, particularly districts in the Riverina Highlands.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Most Pomaderris species occur along gullies and streams, in open forest and woodland.
Shrubs 1-3m high, many with hairy stems.
Generally semi-shade/sheltered situations in moderately well-drained soils. Most tolerate moderate frost.
Early to late summer. Monitor closely as seeds shed 3-14 days after maturity.
From seed, which may require scarification, or cuttings of firm young growth. Pour boiling water over seeds and soak before sowing, or apply dry heat at 1500C for 10 minutes.
Useful for stabilising soils along streams and gullies where they occur.
Trunks habitat for lichens. Hosts larvae of Jewell butterflies.
Excellent for copses and beneath established trees.