Phebalium_nottii.JPG (46733 bytes)Phebalium nottii: is a member of the Rutaceae family in company with the Boronias, Correas and the exotic citrus and is known as the Pink Phebalium.
Phebalium nottii is a small, shrub reaching a height of about one metre. The branches are spreading to erect and young branchlets are covered in rusty to silvery scales. Leaves are oblong to oblong-elliptic, deep green above with silvery scales beneath and strongly aromatic when crushed.
Flowers are 1.5 centimetres in diameter with five to eight petals, pink and solitary or in terminal clusters. The anthers are loaded with bright yellow pollen and prominent. Some flowers appear to have no anthers. On close inspection the anthers, of these flowers, have shed their pollen. The anthers are offset to one side of the flowers, only a few Phebaliums have this anther arrangement. Blooms are conspicuous and appear in early spring.
Phebalium nottii is not considered at risk but is not a commonly observed species. We have seen plants in the Pilliga Scrub but probably the most concentrated population is in the Gilgandra Flora Reserve.
Phebalium nottii is usually found growing in dry sclerophyll forests on sandstone. The species occurs in the north coast, western slopes and plains of New South Wales as well as Queensland .
There has been some experimentation, at Gilgandra Flora Reserve, on Phebalium nottii regeneration. The species appears to regenerate best in disturbed ground.
The Pink Phebalium is difficult to maintain in cultivation. We have seen a specimen growing in a pot in a garden in Newcastle , New South Wales .
Propagate from cuttings using firm young growth.