Brittlewood is a smallish bushy tree to around 6m, with a rounded form. It typically has many small slender branches coming off its main trunk, and these can be prone to breakage, giving the plant its common name. But its leaves are such a pretty soft green, and when a plant is growing well in good conditions they make it look really lush and pleasant.
Perhaps I'm thinking about it because of the atrociously hot and dry recent weather.
|A handsome fully-grown Brittlewood showing the rounded|
habit and giving a sense of its greenness. (Photo by
|A young Brittlewood in a pot. This plant|
is around two years old and pretty happy
so long as it is kept well watered.
Apologies for the photo!
|The lovely soft green foliage of Brittlewood is very|
soothing, particularly on a hot dry day.
(Photo by Scott Miller.)