plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

top ten

butterfly attracting
kangaroo proof
shady gardens

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Baeckea virgata

twiggy heath myrtle

Likely to become known as Babingtonia bidwillii. A bushy erect shrub growing to 3m in height and 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 3m
heightup to 3m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesA very hardy plant suitable for hedges. Attractive appearance with showy flowers and neat foliage. The leaves can be steeped in water to make an aromatic tea that has a sedative effect.

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