Babingtonia-crassa.JPG (35285 bytes)Babingtonia crassa: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a shrub that is said to reach a height of 2.5 metres. At Yallaroo our plants rarely exceed one metre in height.
Babingtonia crassa has slightly pendulous branches with leaves that are lanceolate to elliptic, about 13 millimetres long and aromatic. The flowers are usually carried in clusters of from seven to nine. They are white and about six millimetres in diameter. The flowering period extends from December to January. Many native insects are attracted to the flowers.
Babingtonia crassa is a rare species from the gorges on the North Coast and Northern Tablelands of New South Wales .
It is an attractive, free-flowering shrub that prefers well-drained sites in either full sun or partial shade.
Prune after flowering to keep plants dense and bushy.
Babingtonia crassa was previously included in the Baeckea virgata complex.
The species propagates rapidly from cuttings.