Baeckea crassifolia – Heath Myrtle

A hardy coastal shrub, with white, pink to deep mauve small flowers mainly from early spring through summer. It has small aromatic leaves. Can be a straggly shrub, so benefits from a light pruning after flowering. Suits sunny positions to light shade, in sandy light soil with good drainage. salt and drought tolerant.

Scientific Name:Baeckea crassifolia
Common Name:Heath Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 1.3 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants