Pavetta lanceolata is a hardy, small, evergreen shrub or small tree with attractive dark foliage. Spectacular, large clusters of pure white, pincushion-like flowers with long protruding stamens are borne from October. to January. and are strongly scented.
The plant bears so many flowers that you cannot see the leaves. Add to this the fact that butterflies and many other insect species are irresistibly drawn to them.
They are followed by small, black berries that also attract fruit eating birds to the garden. Use as a single small tree, plant in groves or create a beautiful hedge and screen.
This plant is attractive as a foliage plant, making for year round beauty. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well composted soil.