Calytrix tetragona – Fringe Myrtle

A beautiful and shrub with starry flowers, it can range in height from around a metre to up to a couple of metres. The white to pink flowers are borne up the stems in profusion in mid spring, followed by decorative calyces, and both are good for cut flower work. It has small thin leaves which have a spicy fragrance when crushed. Suits sun to light shade, and needs a well drained soil in a raised bed. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Frost tolerant. Tip prune to encourage a more dense habit if needed.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Calytrix tetragona
Common Name : Fringe Myrtle
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects