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 white

common fringe myrtle white

A very hardy shrub growing to 2m in height and spreading 1.5m. Star shaped white 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, 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 2m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive shrub particularly when in flower, suitable as a feature plant or in pots.

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