An upright form of Kunzea ambigua, it has abundant pink buds that open to white flowers. Grows from 2 to 4 metres high, 2 to 3 metres wide. Attracts birds and insects, including colourful bettles. Well drained, sunny sites. A great bushfood plant thanks to the aromatic leaves which are useful for flavouring food and tea, for essential oil production. Likes sandy soils but is adaptable to most.
The common name of tick bush comes from people noticing that animals like to lay amongst them, they theorised that the aromatic oil content of the foliage may deter ticks and mites.