Masses of snow white flowers in summer combine with fragrant foliage as the outstanding features of this tough, long lived member of the gum tree family, Myrtaceae.This genus has had a couple of name changes, so you may see it referred to elsewhere as Baeckea or Babingtonia. It makes an excellent medium sized shrub that can be used as a screen or can be pruned into whatever shape you desire, including as a formal hedge (this, however, would require regular pruning). It is a tough, drought tolerant plant once established and will benefit from pruning behind the spent flowers at the end of summer followed by a handful of a general purpose garden fertilizer.
|Scientific Name:||Sannantha tozerensis|
|Common Name:||Heath Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.75 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.75 ~ 2 metres|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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