Baeckea crassifolia – Heath Myrtle

A hardy coastal shrub, with white, pink to deep mauve small flowers mainly from early spring through summer. It has small aromatic leaves. Can be a straggly shrub, so benefits from a light pruning after flowering. Suits sunny positions to light shade, in sandy light soil with good drainage. salt and drought tolerant.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Baeckea crassifolia
Common Name : Heath Myrtle
Height : 1.3
Flower Color : White, Pink, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects