Sanantha tozerensis ‘Summer Stars’ – Baeckea

Masses of snow white flowers in summer combine with fragrant foliage as the outstanding features of this tough, long lived member of the gum tree family, Myrtaceae.This genus has had a couple of name changes, so you may see it referred to elsewhere as Baeckea or Babingtonia. It makes an excellent medium sized shrub that can be used as a screen or can be pruned into whatever shape you desire, including as a formal hedge (this, however, would require regular pruning). It is a tough, drought tolerant plant once established and will benefit from pruning behind the spent flowers at the end of summer followed by a handful of a general purpose garden fertilizer.


Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Summer Stars
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Sannantha tozerensis
Common Name : Heath Myrtle
Height : 2
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects