Pomaderris nitidula: is a member of the Rhamnaceae family and is known as the Shining Pomaderris.
Pomaderris nitidula is a small to medium shrub with silvery-hairy branchlets. The leaves are between two to six centimetres long and up to two centimetres wide. They are elliptical, taper to the base, glossy dark green above and silvery-hairy beneath.
Flowers are small, cream and carried in terminal clusters up to five centimetres across. Flowering occurs from spring to summer. The terminal clusters are often profuse and eye-catching.
Pomaderris nitidula is a handsome shrub with attractive foliage and flowers.
The Shining Pomaderris could be grown as a foreground shrub in native garden beds.
Pomaderris nitidula occurs on the North Coast and Northern Tablelands of New South Wales as well as southern Queensland.
The species is usually found at high altitudes in rocky sites.
In the Greek poma means lid and derris means skin or leather and refers to the membrane-like cover of the capsules. Nitidula means shining.
The Pomaderris genus is not well-known in cultivation. In fact we cannot remember seeing any species for sale in nurseries.
Generally they are attractive shrubs with colourful yellow, cream or white flower clusters. There are 55 species and are found in Australia and New Zealand. About 50 species are native Australians.
Propagate all species from cuttings.