Baeckea virgata 4"


Also called "Heath Myrtle," this upright woody shrub can be dense with dark leaves and a bloom similar to that of Leptospermum.  

  • Light - full sun
  • Watering - even moisture
  • Soil - potting mix

Images are used for general reference only. The size, shape and bloom state of each plant will vary. 

Baeckea virgata, otherwise known as “Heath Myrtle,” is an upright woody shrub dense with dark leaves on cascading stems and a white bloom similar to that of Leptospermum. Native to Australia, it grows as a bush that makes for a great hedge. Dense foliage can be trimmed after flowering to keep shape. The flowering branches are used as filler for fresh floral arrangements. 

Light: Full sun (when indoors)

Water: Even moisture

Environment: Native to Australia

Toxicity: Berries reported as potentially toxic; other information is not available

Habit / Size: Typically grown as a shrub in its native habitat

Of Note:

  • Synonym is Sannantha virgata 
  • Zone: 8–11

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet


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