Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Anopterus glandulosus Labill.

Half-hardy shrub or small tree with lance-shaped, toothed, leathery leaves and terminal racemes of  white, bell-shaped flowers followed by winged seeds.  To 3m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A truly handsome evergreen shrub, native of Van Diemen’s Land, and introduced to the Royal Gardens of Kew by Ronald Gunn, Esq.  We have hitherto treated it as a greenhouse plant; but in the milder parts of England, near the coast, it would in all probabability bear the open air all the year round, perhaps, even in London, if trained to a wall having a good aspect.  Its season of flowering (winter) would be unfavourable to the blossoming in such a situation; but the fine dark green foliage, not much unlike that of Photinia serrulata, is at all times a recommendation.’  [BM t.4377/1848].  Introduced to Britain in 1846. [JD]. 

History at Camden Park

Obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden, 28th October 1846 [RBGS AB].


Published Mar 14, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Mar 17, 2010 - 04:47 PM

Illustrated are the lance-shaped leaves and racemes of  white, bell-shaped flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.4377, 1848.

Anopterus glandulosus Labill. | BM t.4377/1848 | BHL

Family Escalloniaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Native laurel

Name in the Camden Park Record

Anopterus glandulosus 

Confidence level high