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.
|Scientific Name:||Kardomia odontocalyx|
|Common Name:||Heath Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|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|
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