Calytrix tetragona – Fringe Myrtle

A beautiful and shrub with starry flowers, it can range in height from around a metre to up to a couple of metres. The white to pink flowers are borne up the stems in profusion in mid spring, followed by decorative calyces, and both are good for cut flower work. It has small thin leaves which have a spicy fragrance when crushed. Suits sun to light shade, and needs a well drained soil in a raised bed. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Frost tolerant. Tip prune to encourage a more dense habit if needed.

Scientific Name:Calytrix tetragona
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Fringe Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.