Kardomia odontocalyx – Heath Myrtle

A charming small shrub, growing to around a metre tall and wide, with numerous dainty white flowers covering the branches in summer. The foliage is pleasingly aromatic when crushed. It has a pleasing pendulous growth habit. A hardy plant, needing little care once established. A light prune after flowering will ensure a more dense habit

This plant used to be known as Babingtonia odontocalyx, and is listed as vulnerable in its natural range in northern NSW to southern Queensland.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Kardomia odontocalyx
Common Name:Heath Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, 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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.