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Baeckea virgata

Plant name: Twiggy heath myrtle

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Origin: QLD.

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.