Freylinia lanceolate is a showy shrub to small tree that is hardy, fast growing, evergreen and reaches heights of up to 4m with lanceolate leaves. It bears masses of tubular, creamish-yellow flowers profusely during winter that are very fragrant and smell somewhat similar to honey. It attracts myriad butterflies and other insects which attracts birds and as such is a marvellous specimen to grow as a focal point in a large garden as it flowers when little else does. It can also be clipped into a formal hedge, has moderate water requirements and is frost hardy.
Freylinia lanceolata grows naturally along streams and enjoys wet conditions, but also grows well in a normally irrigated garden.
In a small garden it can be used as a focal point.
You may find stock of this plant at Random Harvest.