Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia ‘Copper Tops’ – Midyim

 

‘Copper Tops’ is a hardy spreading shrub with arching branches of fine green foliage and coppery new growth. It has masses of fluffy white flowers in late spring and early summer. The edible greyish white berries that follow are tasty and are produced in autumn. A good bush tucker plant which is also decorative and easy care.
Likes a full sun to part shade spot, in moist but well drained soil. A tough plant that can withstand harsher conditions once it is established. Responds well to pruning, which will encourage more dense growth.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia
Cultivar:Copper Tops
Common Name:Midyim
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.