Masses of tiny pink flowers over a very long period and a compact low growing shrubby habit define this very useful Australian shrub. It is useful as background shrub or even as a low growing hedge plant that is very tough and adaptable but needs relatively good drainage. It can be pruned by occasionally trimming off branches to use as cut flowers, or else give it a light trim coming out of winter. The foliage is spicily fragrant.
|Scientific Name:||Thryptomene saxicola|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.75 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.