Baeckea virgata dwarf
Plant name: Dwarf twiggy heath myrtle
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Cultural notes: Prefers a lightly shaded position in well drained soils.
Maintenance: Can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
Flowering season: Late Spring and Summer.
Flower colour: Profuse dainty white flowers to 8mm in Width: and occuring in clusters.
Foliage colour: Dark green linear leaves to 2.5cm in length.
Width: up to 0.5m
Height: up to 0.3m
Recommended uses: Suitable 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.
Description: 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.