Baeckea, after A. Baeck (1713-1795), Swedish naturalist. Utilis, meaning useful.
Up to 3m.
Presence in Australia
Noted only in the Munderoo district, but probably occurs in similar country surrounding Munderoo.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic.
Heath or sclerophyll forest in wet places.
Slender shrub to 3m high.
Semi-shade in wet or poorly drained soil. Tolerates frost.
Hardy in moist situations.
Monitor closely as mature seeds soon released.
From fresh seed or cuttings. Best sown thinly and given light covering. Capillary watering may benefit. May take 8-10 weeks to germinate.
Shade and shelter
Low-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful for stabilising soil.