Calytrix tetragona – Fringe Myrtle

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
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
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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

 

 


 

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.