A showy Tea – tree from Western Australia, Taxandria parviceps is covered with masses of white flowers from mid winter through spring into summer.
This is a species that is commonly found around the Margaret River area in south east WA.
It is a plant that grows well in sandy soils and with good dense foliage is suited for planting as an informal hedge or as a background plant in the garden border
It is especially suited to coastal gardens and the dense foliage provides habitat and protection for small birds.
Plant in an open position in a well drained soil. Provide a little water through the first summer.
Although pruning is generally not required, many gardeners do use the flowers for cut flowers. Make sure that you do not cut back into older wood without good foliage growth.
Usually from seed.
- Botanical Name – Taxandria parviceps (syn. Agonis parviens)
- Common Name – Fine Ti-tree, Tea Tree.
- Family – Myrtaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained, Sandy loam to Sandy.
- Height – 2 – 4 metres.
- Spread – 2- 3 metres
- Flowers – White to creamy white.
- Flowering Time – Spring.
- Foliage – Mid green, evergreen and dense.
- Frost tolerant – Mild frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.