A beautiful and shrub with starry flowers, it can range in height from around a metre to up to a couple of metres. The white to pink flowers are borne up the stems in profusion in mid spring, followed by decorative calyces, and both are good for cut flower work. It has small thin leaves which have a spicy fragrance when crushed. Suits sun to light shade, and needs a well drained soil in a raised bed. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Frost tolerant. Tip prune to encourage a more dense habit if needed.
|Scientific Name:||Calytrix tetragona|
|Common Name:||Fringe Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2.5 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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