Wild May enjoys full sun

Leptospermum Polygalifolium is the City Farm flower of the month

Leptospermum Polygalifolium is the City Farm flower of the month

Whilst City Farm has been in lockdown due to COVID-19, our wonderful volunteer staff have been helping to keep all the plants growing strong for our opening day, which was last month.

Our plant of the month is Leptospermum Polygalifolium, common name being “Wild May”.

It is a dense shrub to around four metres in height. The bark is usually close and firm but soft, thick and flaky in some forms.

The leaves are sometimes aromatic, but not strongly, with profuse flowering in spring. The flowers are usually white but may be greenish, off-white to pale pink and are usually 10-15 mm in diameter.

This plant enjoys full sun and attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open to the public on a trial basis for the winter months of July and August for plant sales on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-2.30pm. Also we would like to reiterate that we are a cash-only organisation.

Our contact number is: 07 5486-2304. Email address is: ccfni09@gmail.com and our website address is: cooloolacityfarm.org.

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