Plant name: 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 3m
Height: Up to 3m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: A 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.
Description: 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 occurring in clusters in late spring and summer.