Taxandria parviceps – Tea Tree

An attractive medium sized shrub from Western Australia, it is dense growing and hardy. It has masses of small white flowers from winter through to summer, and they make good cut flowers. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic. Frost tolerant and drought hardy once established. Responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position.

This plant used to be known as Agonis parviceps.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Taxandria parviceps
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 4
Flower Color : White, Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects