Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).
it flowers later and longer than a native dogwood, and has big creamy star-shaped flowers. It's full and green all summer, but it saves the greatest show for fall. As the photo shows, what a colorful display, all on one branch!