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: 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 occurring in clusters in late spring and summer.