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.

Family:Ericaceae
Scientific Name:Woollsia pungens
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

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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