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Baeckea virgata - heath myrtle

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This is the tall species form of our Baeckea virgata compacta, with neat tiny leaves, masses of tea tree-like white flowers, and an elegantly weeping, cascading habit. Very worthwhile screening and hedging plant for native and wildlife-friendly gardens.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. In the beginning, this species was called Baeckea virgata, but then in the 1990s it was reclassified as Babingtonia virgata, in a genus that had been unclassified. Then it got a new species name of Babingtonia similis. Recently it has been reclassified again; Babingtonia is once again no more and the new new name is Sannantha similis. All clear? No, nor us.

Baeckea virgata, Babingtonia virgata, Sannatha virgata, Sannatha similis - heath myrtle

APPEARANCE: Hardy, dense, native shrub with small dark leaves on cascading stems, and bearing masses of small white flowers.
USE IN: Informal hedging, rockeries, wildlife and native gardens. Great for screening and adaptable to a range of conditions. Will topiarise well. Good for attracting bird-life and butterflies to the garden.
LOCATION: Plant in any well drained soil in full sun in the garden. Tolerates dry periods and frost once established.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune yearly to encourage dense growth and fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring. Can be cut hard back if necessary to rejuvenate.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  2 - 4m H x 2 - 3m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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