Kunzea parvifolia – The Violet Kunzea
A medium sized shrub is an East Coast species that will reach around 1.5m in height. Very attractive Violet Pink flowers gives if the common name of ‘Violet Kunzea’. Flowers are rounded and appear from summer through to autumn, as terminal bracts. The flowers appear on long stems and can be used as cut flowers.
This is a species that will spread to form a rounded bush of about 3m in diameter over time, mostly smaller. Its natural habitat is in the Sclerophyll forests, although mostly found where it has access to some moisture.
Plant Profile and Growing Hints
A little more tolerant of moisture than some other species Kunzea parvifolia with its violet to mauve flowers and fragrant foliage is a wonderful addition to the garden.
The flowers are small and ‘ fuzzy button’ like, appearing in masses on terminal stems from spring to summer.
Reaching around 1m in height although again prostrate cultivars are offered as well.
Frost tolerant, handle moisture better than some of its relatives, but is equally drought tolerant once established. Kunzea parvifolia is excellent in the native border where it can be tip pruned to maintain shape.
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Kunzea parviolia and species are available for sale from the following nurseries
146 Dignams Crk Rd via Narooma NSW 2546
Tubestock - [50mm forestry tubes and 70mm supertubes] specializing in Bush Tucker Plants , Natives indigenous to the NSW South Coast , Permaculture Plants - Fruits, Nuts & Berries .