plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Calytrix tetragona prostrate

fringe myrtle prostrate

Low growing form of Calytrix tetragona. A low shrub or groundcover spreading up to 1.5m. Star shaped white or pink flowers are abundant in spring.
originNSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
cultural notesA very hardy plant that prefers well drained soils in full sun.
maintenanceCan be pruned to maintain shape and encourage dense growth. Can suffer from root rot in wet soils.
toleratesTolerant of drought and frost.
flowering seasonSpring, early summer if moisture is sufficient.
flower colourWhite or pink, 5 petalled star shaped flowers with prominent awns (hairs) which extend from the calyx.
foliage colourBright green, heath-like leaves to 1.5cm in length.
widthup to 1.5m
heightup to 0.5m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive low shrub or groundcover particularly when in flower. Useful in rockeries, suitable as a feature plant or in pots.

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