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.

Family:Myrtaceae
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
Light:Sunny
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

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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