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Leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens


Australian Native Plants, located in Ventura, CA, is a leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens. Shop the online store or come visit us (by appointment only).
Atherosperma moschatum


Renowned timber & rainforest tree. Cream flowers in spring. Sarsaparilla scented foliage and flowers. Frost and snow hardy. Will tolerate low light levels. Performs best in a cool moist position. Intolerant of hot sun and dry wind. The bark is scented (like nutmeg) and can be used to make a beverage. The wood is springy and has been used to make clothes pegs (pins). A very interesting tree! Have not grown this plant but have seed available imported from Tasmania.


Biological Name: Atherosperma moschatum
Common Name: Sassafras
Flower Color: Scented white
Flower Time: Winter
Height: 30-60
Width: Variable
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Mail Order Plant (online only): not available
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: Seed requires no pre-treatments or pre-conditioning.



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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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