I fell hard for that foliage last spring at the HPSO Plant Sale…damn! Only hardy to Zone 9, but wow…I was in love (it was so small then!)…
Into a container it went.
Okay honestly I really wish I could put this plant in the ground, but I can’t. It spent the winter under the shade pavilion where (because I am a wimp) I did turn the heat on our coldest nights (23F), but I doubt I really needed to.
Isn’t that foliage just gorgeous?
- A shrub or small tree in the Myrtle family, from Australia
- Blooms in the summer, cream colored flowers (haven’t seen them myself, couldn’t really care less)
- Size (when set free in the ground) 12-16 ft tall, 15-20 ft wide
- Full sun, drought tolerant
- Hardy 20-25F
The only problem it has given me was a brief interlude last summer when I didn’t realize how dry it was and it lost a few leaves. So it might be drought tolerant in the ground but watch it if you’re growing it in a container.
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