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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants