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|
|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|
|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|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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