Thryptomene saxicola ‘Supernova’ – Heath Myrtle

 

A small spreading shrub with horizontal branching habit, tiny aromatic leaves with white flowers. Main flowering is in spring, with spot flowering at other times through the year.  Thryptomene is a great cut flower. It is a tough, drought tolerant plant, and is good for a low maintenance garden. Likes a well drained soil and sunny to lightly shaded position. Fertilise in spring and autumn. Frost tolerant once established.

Scientific Name:Thryptomene saxicola
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Thryptomene
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, 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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