Bloom Blast! December 16, 2010

Babingtonia virgata (Dwarf Tea Tree)

Formerly known as Baeckea virgata, this beautiful shrub is blooming now in our Mediterannean Garden. An adaptable plant, it can grow from a lowly 1' high bush up to a arching 10' high by 10' wide shrub, but can easily be controlled with pruning. The lovely little white flowers appear like snow on the plant from November to March; each is tiny but together they put on quite a display. Fast-growing, hardy and adaptable, able to grow in full or partial sun, it's a wonderful addition to a garden. Like their Leptospermum relatives, they should be protected from strong winds. Also makes a good cut flower.

 

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