With flowers from winter through to spring, Micromyrtus ciliata is available in two forms, one a low growing or prostrate variety the other a small shrub.
Very small leaves and a natural arching habit make this a most attractive plant for general garden use or the rock garden.
Commonly called the Fringed Myrtle, over time it can form a large spreading shrub and when in full flower is a feel feature in the garden.
The plant can be pruned by removing a whole spray that can be used for backing in a flower arrangement.
Another attractive species with good foliage this is a plant that is not widely offered for sale.
Growing well in poor and even rocky soils in open woodland areas, this is plant that requires good drainage and will benefit from a little afternoon shade.
Additional water through the first summers will assist with establishment.
It will benefit from some mulch around the base to the drip line as this will provide a cool root run.
Botanical Name – Micromyrtus ciliata
Family – Myrtaceae
Common Name – Fringed Myrtle
Position – Full sun to a little shade.
Soil – Well drained and Lime free.
Height – To around 1 metres, sometimes taller.
Spread – To around 2 – 3 metres.
Flowers – White turning to deep pink
Flowering Time – Winter to spring.
Foliage – Small green and aromatic when brushed..
Frost tolerant – Yes
Drought tolerant – Moderate drought only