Bauera Plants and Species
An Australian native plant that is suited to shade and yet still has good flowers Baurea are a genus that grow naturally in cooler positions, mainly along the east coast from Tasmania to southern Queensland,.
They are variable in growth habit, generally reaching between .5 and 1.5m in height. Bauera rubioides (picture right) is one of the more commonly found of this species. Not widely available you will need to look in a specialist nursery for this one.
In the garden they are best planted where they receive good moisture however with good drainage as well. A fertile soil similar to that found in rain forest areas and a position in dappled shade, or morning sun and then dappled shade.
Bauera are a genus of only three. All are small shrubs found in forests all along the Eastern Coastline of New South Wales and Southern Queensland and across Victoria.
- Bauera ruboides is probably the best known, like all species, Bauera ruboides requires a damp position and part shade, the white flowering plant
- B. ruboides alba is referred to as the ‘White Dog Rose’.
- B. rubiodes var. microphylla has small leaves as its name suggests.
- Bauera capitata which is a lower growing species.
- Bauera sessiliflora are also worth looking for.
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