Flowers are small, creamy brown in branched stalks from the branchlet apex and appear January-June.
Fruit is a hairy, yellow brown splitting capsule about 10 mm in diameter ripe from June-December.
Good garden use, though hard to find in nurseries. It would be suitable for a larger garden or acreage planting. Flushes of new growth are red to pink turning lime green. This is a very hardy plant.
Easily propagated from fresh seed.
This tree has very hard wood and was used by Aborigines (as the common name suggests) for spear construction.
Kenneth McClymont © 2002