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Common Name: Heath Myrtle
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The beautiful Babingtonia virgata La Petite is a small but tough evergreen shrub with a gorgeous bushy, weeping habit. Small waxy, white flowers bloom through spring and summer, which are lightly scented and attractive to birds and insects. Utilise the pretty, fine leafed lime green and bright foliage in cut floral arrangements to beautiful effect.
With a maximum height of 1 metre tall, the attractive and compact foliage create a delightful tub specimen, ideal low hedge or edging plant, with the unique reaching branches creating a lovely line along paths and rockeries. Some pruning will be required to keep a compact form, but this variety looks spectacular as a low hedge bordering the garden.
This is a type of Australian "Bush Food" or "Bush Tucker". The leaves of Babingtonia virgata varieties can be used to make an aromatic tea with sedative effects, but are not edible.
This product cannot be sold into South Australia due to quarantine restrictions.
Hardy; frost and wind tolerant. Mildly salt tolerant. Most well drained soils. Full sun or light shade.
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