Thryptomene baeckeacea – Myrtle

A charming and very adaptable low shrub, with masses of small and dainty flowers along the stems in autumn through winter. There are white, pink and purple flowering forms, and they can range from groundcovers to shrubs around a metre high. Suits a wide range of soil types, sun to part shade. Happy in coastal gardens, drought hardy, and very useful for cut flowers. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic. Looks great massed planted, and can be used for informal low hedging. Can be kept more compact if needed by regular pruning.

Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Thryptomene baeckeacea
Common Name : Myrtle
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : White, Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects