Hemp Bush

Hemp Bush
Hemp Bush growing in Milarri Garden
Source: Museum Victoria

No Aboriginal name recorded

Botanical name: Gynatrix pulchella
Family: Malvaceae


String can be made from the bark.


Hemp Bush grows in red gum woodland, rocky sites, riparian scrub and damp sclerophyll forests in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.


An open woody shrub that can grow to 2–4 m wide and 1.5–3 m tall, Hemp Bush prefers moist well-drained soil and will suffer if not watered. Regular pruning is the key to keeping this shrub compact in cultivation.

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