I found this delightful little whitewood tree beside the New England Highway, north of Crows Nest, last weekend. It is flowering its little heart out.
Left to reach its potential, it will grow to be a shady small tree with a
trunk 30cm in diameter. Typically of many plants of our dry rainforests
and vine thickets, it is suitable for growing in small gardens, or as a
By summer, its flowers will develop into bunches of brown, winged seeds.
The leaf shown below is from a young plant 1 metre high. Note the winged rachis .
This more mature leaf came from the young roadside tree shown above. It has intermediate foliage - leaves broadening out, and the rachis-wing narrowing.
It is drought hardy, but tolerates only the lightest frosts when it is young.