Woollsia pungens – Snow Wreath

An open shrub growing to around a metre tall. The name pungens refers to the sharp pointed leaves. It has bracts of flowers from late winter to spring, usually white but there are pink forms. Naturally occurring from eastern NSW to southern Queensland, common on Sydney coastal heathland. Suits temperate and sub-tropical areas. Likes well drained soil with regular moisture, part shade. Does not like root disturbance.

Scientific Name:Woollsia pungens
Family:Ericaceae
Common Name:Woollsia
Other Common Names:Snow Wreath
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

 

 

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