Uses: A hardy ornamental small to large shrub. Can be used as a background plant in larger mixed plantings or as a screen, windbreak or informal hedge.
Attracts native birds and insects. Requires well-drained soils. Responds to pruning to promote bushier growth.
Cultural use: Indigenous peoples used nearly every part of this genus in their day-to-day lives. Fibre and bark for clothing and swaddling babies, drinks made from the nectar, wood and stems for implements and to construct shelters.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection.