Taxandria parviceps – Tea Tree

An attractive medium sized shrub from Western Australia, it is dense growing and hardy. It has masses of small white flowers from winter through to summer, and they make good cut flowers. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic. Frost tolerant and drought hardy once established. Responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position.

This plant used to be known as Agonis parviceps.

Scientific Name:Taxandria parviceps
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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