Hypocalymma.JPG (20941 bytes)Hypocalymma angustifolium: is known as the White Myrtle. This delightful small shrub is another horticultural surprise. The White Myrtle is a member of the Myrtaceae family.
Hypocalymma angustifolium is a dwarf shrub with narrow, aromatic leaves and masses of white flowers that appear from winter to summer. The flowers are clustered along the branches. We have a specimen growing on the southern side of the house. The plant is in almost full shade during winter but still manages to bloom bounteously. Prune after flowering.
There are at least 13 Hypocalymma species, all native to Western Australia. The White Myrtle is the most widely cultivated species. All species would appear to have great horticultural potential.
Propagates readily from cuttings.