Thryptomene saxicola ‘Supernova’ – Heath Myrtle

 

A small spreading shrub with horizontal branching habit, tiny aromatic leaves with white flowers. Main flowering is in spring, with spot flowering at other times through the year.  Thryptomene is a great cut flower. It is a tough, drought tolerant plant, and is good for a low maintenance garden. Likes a well drained soil and sunny to lightly shaded position. Fertilise in spring and autumn. Frost tolerant once established.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Thryptomene saxicola
Cultivar:Supernova
Common Name:Thryptomene
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.