Xanthostemon chrysanthus Golden Penda Tree


Xanthostemon chrysanthus (F. Muell.) Benth. 1867, commonly called The Golden Penda, is a big tropical tree native to North Queensland (North-East Australia).

In its natural environment the Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus), which belongs to the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), can reach a hight of about 20 meters. Flowering period: Summer - Autumn. The spectacular golden-yellow flowers attract nectar feeding birds and butterflies. Xanthostemon chrysanthus, by Australian aborigines called Junjum, requires warm - hot temperatures and a location in full sun or partial shade. The tropical tree, once established, tolerates freezing temperatures as low as about -6° C and is very drought-tolerant. During the last decades,the Golden Penda Tree became a very popular ornamental garden plant in many tropical and subtropical countries around the world.

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Image: Xanthostemon chrysanthus, Golden Penda Tree
Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Saelie

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Image: Xanthostemon chrysanthus buds, Golden Penda Tree buds
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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