An attractive medium sized shrub from Western Australia, it is dense growing and hardy. It has masses of small white flowers from winter through to summer, and they make good cut flowers. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic. Frost tolerant and drought hardy once established. Responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position.
This plant used to be known as Agonis parviceps.
|Scientific Name:||Taxandria parviceps|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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