Hemp Bush growing in Milarri Garden
Source: Museum Victoria
No Aboriginal name recorded
Botanical name: Gynatrix pulchella
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.