Woollsia pungens – Snow Wreath

An open shrub growing to around a metre tall. The name pungens refers to the sharp pointed leaves. It has bracts of flowers from late winter to spring, usually white but there are pink forms. Naturally occurring from eastern NSW to southern Queensland, common on Sydney coastal heathland. Suits temperate and sub-tropical areas. Likes well drained soil with regular moisture, part shade. Does not like root disturbance.

Family : Ericaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses :
Scientific Name: Woollsia pungens
Common Name : Woollsia
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Container growing, Flower garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects