Thryptomene saxicola – Heath Myrtle

A small and very useful shrub, growing to around a metre high and wide, with dainty pink flowers covering the pendulous branches in late winter and spring, and some spot flowering for the rest of the year. A great plant for cut flower use, and this helps to prune it as well to create a more dense shape and more profuse flowering in the following season. It has quite small leaves which have an aromatic smell. A great filler plant in the garden and in containers.

Tolerant of moderate frosts, has few pest problems, very easy care plant. Good in sun to part shade, adaptable to most soils, likes moderate drainage.


Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Thryptomene saxicola
Common Name : Heath Myrtle
Height : 1
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects