Heath-myrtle, Fringed Heath-myrtle, Feather-bush, Fringed Heath-myrtle.
Presence in Australia
Noted on Great Yambla Ridge (Table Top Mountain).
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Heath to dry sclerophyll forest in various habitats, often in rocky sites.
Low-growing spreading to upright shrub 30cm to 1.2m high with small green leaves.
Prefers well-drained moist soil and full sun. Moderately frost tolerant. Tolerates drought when established.
Not grazed by stock.
Abundant white to pink flowers, Sep-Dec.
Difficult to obtain. Rarely sets viable seed.
From cuttings of firm, semi-mature growth.
Attractive ornamental for rockeries and bonsai. Spectacular in flower. Popular in landscaping. Cut-flowers are long-lasting and suitable for dried arrangements, if the stems dry slowly. Prune regularly to promote bushiness.