Xanthostemon Verticillatus – First Love White


Xanthostemon Verticillatus, commonly named Little Penda, also popularly known as First Love White, is a spectacular white flowering rain-forest tree.

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Xanthostemon Verticillatus - First Love White 625.00
What you get
  • Healthy plant pre-potted with organic fertilizer
    ◦ Plant size: 8″ – 15″ tall (including pot)
  • Plastic pot
    ◦ Pot size: 11 cm in diameter
Quick facts
  • Known As: First Love White, Xanthostemon Verticillatus, Little Penda
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Light: Bright sunlight
  • Water: Moderate
  • Fragrance: Yes!
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Xanthostemon Verticillatus
First Love White
Little Penda

Little Penda Xanthostemon Verticillatus First Love White Product Peppyflora 02 Moz

Xanthostemon Verticillatus, commonly known as First Love White, Little Penda, is a species of trees endemic to North Queensland, constituting part of the plant family Myrtaceae. This is a very desirable garden plant for warmer climates. The glorious, dense flower heads are well displayed at branches ends and are white with stunningly extended stamens reminiscent of a Bottlebrush. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and atract butterlies and hummingbirds. Bloom time in Northern hemisphere lasts from winter through early spring, which makes it especially valuable. In sub-tropical and tropical areas it flowers reliably and often within 2-3 years from seed.

The foliage is attractive when the tree is not flowering, with the leaves being large and glossy. The best is in sunny spot and well drained and moist soils. It can be pruned to shrub size if desired. New leaves start out red, contrasting beautifully with older and lance shaped glossy green foliage.

The stamens are the principal feature of the flowers, similar to its relatives, the eucalypts, bottlebrushres. Flowering occurs in summer and autumn.