Rulingia_salviifolia.jpg (48443 bytes)Rulingia salviifolia: is a member of the Sterculiaceae family and will develop into a medium, spreading shrub with white-hairy juvenile growth. Leaves are up to 12 centimetres long, two centimetres wide, mid green above and dense covering of white hairs beneath.

Flowers are white, one centimetre across and held in clusters. Spring is the flowering period and at this time the flowers are both conspicuous and profuse. Foliage and flowers are attractive features.

This attractive shrub is found in northern New South Wales, north from Mount Warning and southern Queensland.

Rulingia salviifolia is a threatened species. The species has restricted distribution but a population is protected in a reserve.

Propagate from cuttings that take root rapidly.