Thyrptomene calycina – Heath Myrtle

A very attractive and easy care shrub, with a long flowering periods in autumn when the pale pink buds form, winter when it looks like it is snow covered with its many small blooms along the branches, through to spring. The flowering stems make good cut flowers. Grows to around 2 metres high and wide, with a nice rounded habit. Pruning makes it even more dense. It has pleasantly aromatic tiny foliage. Needs some water in dry spells. Frost tender while young, but more tolerant of light frost as it becomes established.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Thryptomene calycina
Common Name:Heath Myrtle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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