Baeckea-imbricata.JPG (51593 bytes)Baeckea imbricata: is a member of the Myrtaceae family. It is an erect, medium shrub with small, almost circular leaves that overlap.
The small flowers are white, carried in the axils of the upper leaves and appear between November and March. Flowering is usually profuse. Baeckea imbricata occurs along the coast as well as the Southern and Central Tablelands of New South Wales and extends into Queensland .
Baeckea imbricata is found in heath, sometimes in damp situations.
One author writes that the species is sometimes difficult to establish and the flowers do not stand out.
We disagree with both statements. There are a number of specimens in the gardens at Yallaroo. Many of these plants are at least ten years old. Their flowers do stand out and are a feature in the gardens where plants are growing.
Both foliage and flowers are attractive features. Our plants are growing in well-drained situations.
Our original cutting material came from a population on the South Coast of New South Wales.
Prune gently after flowering to keep plants dense and blooming bounteously.
Propagate from cuttings.
Many Baeckeas are now included in Babingtonia. Baeckea imbricata escaped relegation.