Thryptomene saxicola ‘FC Payne’

Masses of tiny pink flowers over a very long period and a compact low growing shrubby habit define this very useful Australian shrub. It is useful as background shrub or even as a low growing hedge plant that is very tough and adaptable but needs relatively good drainage. It can be pruned by occasionally trimming off branches to use as cut flowers, or else give it a light trim coming out of winter. The foliage is spicily fragrant.

Scientific Name:Thryptomene saxicola
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Thryptomene
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.75 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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