Thryptomene calycina – Heath Myrtle

A very attractive and easy care shrub, with a long flowering periods in autumn when the pale pink buds form, winter when it looks like it is snow covered with its many small blooms along the branches, through to spring. The flowering stems make good cut flowers. Grows to around 2 metres high and wide, with a nice rounded habit. Pruning makes it even more dense. It has pleasantly aromatic tiny foliage. Needs some water in dry spells. Frost tender while young, but more tolerant of light frost as it becomes established.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Thryptomene calycina
Common Name : Heath Myrtle
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects