Family : Lamiaceae
The Creek Premna is a smaller tree typically 2-5 metres tall. It is found in areas of salt and fresh water. The leaves are smooth and broadly rounded. The blades can grow to 15cm and are generally bright green. They have a defined midribb and veins that are raised on the underside.
Flowers of the Premna are very but found in numerous, branched clusters. These are cream or green. The small fruit are globular and fleshy, black when ripe and contain a single hard seed.
The plant enjoys full sun, most soils including sand and salt tolerant. It can be found in areas of coastal scrub and on stabilised dunes. When heated, the leaves can be used for marine stings. These are a mid-level tree for gardens as they attract bees, butterflies, other insects and other prolifically.
|Flowers||January to June|
|Fruit||March to June|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Butterflies, Bees and Insects|
|Typical Height||2m - 5m|
|Amount of Sun||Full or Partial Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry or Moderately Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Moderately Tolerant|
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