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.

Scientific Name:Thryptomene calycina
Family:Myrtaceae
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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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.