|This is one of the best-performing Orange|
Thorns in our garden, about 1m tall after
just over three years in the ground.
|This plant has also been in for three years,|
but it is competing with a hungry She-oak
and other plants, and is about 60cm tall.
|This Orange Thorn is growing in heavy|
shade in rainforest on Mount Keira. It has
much sparser foliage than our plants but
the orange fruits are clearly visible.
Our Orange Thorns will eventually be part of a mixed screen around 2m tall. They could be pruned into a neat hedge or used for topiary, although that's not the look we are going for. As one of the few shrubs that will grow in heavy shade (as well as part shade and full sun), they are a very useful component in local native Illawarra gardens.