Kunzea-ambigua.JPG (17019 bytes)Kunzea ambigua: known, as the White Kunzea is a member of the Myrtaceae family in company with Eucalypts and Callistemons. Kunzea ambigua is a medium shrub with pendulous branches and small aromatic leaves that are clustered along the branches. Fluffy white flowers appear in spring and early summer. The flowers attract a wide range of native insects including bees, beetles and wasps. The flowers do not seem to attract introduced honeybees. Kunzea ambigua has proved to be hardy and free flowering. Try this species as a component of a shrubbery or native hedgerows. Plants respond positively to pruning after flowering. The species is common in bushland in Eastern Australia from New South Wales through Victoria to Tasmania. There is also a pink flowering form that may be a hybrid and a white flowered form that develops into a mounded ground cover.
Kunzea ambigua propagates readily from cuttings.