Kardomia odontocalyx – Heath Myrtle

A charming small shrub, growing to around a metre tall and wide, with numerous dainty white flowers covering the branches in summer. The foliage is pleasingly aromatic when crushed. It has a pleasing pendulous growth habit. A hardy plant, needing little care once established. A light prune after flowering will ensure a more dense habit

This plant used to be known as Babingtonia odontocalyx, and is listed as vulnerable in its natural range in northern NSW to southern Queensland.

Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Kardomia odontocalyx
Common Name : Heath Myrtle
Height : 1
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects