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Baeckea virgata dwarf

twiggy heath myrtle dwarf

Likely to become known as Babingtonia bidwillii. A compact form of Baeckea virgata growing to 30cm in height and 50cm in width. It has dark green linear leaves and white flowers occuring in clusters in late spring and summer.
cultural notesPrefers a lightly shaded position in well drained soils.
maintenanceCan be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
flowering seasonLate Spring and Summer.
flower colourProfuse dainty white flowers to 8mm in width and occuring in clusters.
foliage colourDark green linear leaves to 2.5cm in length.
widthup to 0.5m
heightup to 0.3m
recommended usesSuitable as a feature plant or for mass plantings. Good for rockeries or as a container plant. The leaves can be steeped in water to make an aromatic tea that has a sedative effect.

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