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Common Name: Dwarf Heath Myrtle
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Babingtonia virgata Dwarf Form, or the Dwarf Heath Myrtle as it is more commonly known, is a brilliant evergreen shrub that grows 900mm to 1.2 metres. Small white flowers bloom during spring and summer, only adding to the attractive weeping foliage that graces the branches year round.
Ideal for use as a tub specimen, and the weeping habit is spectacular as it spills out of containers or along rockery borders. The bright green/yellow cheery foliage bears intricate, fine leaves and is a beautiful contrast piece for layering and added interest in the garden. The scented flowers attract native birds and insects, although a light prune is advised after the flowering season is finished. This is also a type of Australian "Bush Tucker". The leaves of Babingtonia virgata varieties can be used to make an aromatic tea with sedative effects, but are not edible.
Hardy, frost & wind tolerant. Most well drained, rich soils. Full sun.
This product cannot be sold into South Australia due to quarantine restrictions.
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