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Babingtonia virgata Clarence River

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Babingtonia virgata Clarence River Heath Myrtle
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Medium evergreen weeping native shrub with tiny dark-green leaves and clusters of white flowers in spring and summer. Great for rockeries, cottage themed gardens and screening. Grows approx. 2-3m H x 1-2m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Rockery, Shady Garden, Wind Break, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate