Zieria_prostrata.JPG (46300 bytes)Zieria prostrata: is a member of the Rutaceae family and is a prostrate shrub that will form dense mats at least 50 centimetres in diameter.

Leaves are divided into three narrow leaflets. The centre leaflet is longer than the others. The foliage is glossy green, strongly aromatic and dotted with prominent oil dots.

The flowers are pink in the bud stage and open to white. Blooms have four petals and are similar, in appearance, to Boronia flowers. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features.

Zieria prostrata could be cultivated as living mulch under other plants in native cottage gardens.

Zieria prostrata is a rare plant that is confined to a couple of headlands on the North Coast of New South Wales. The species is becoming well known in cultivation so that its future is assured.

Zieria prostrata is sometimes known as the Headland Zieria and is marketed as Zieria Pink Crystals.

Propagates readily from cuttings.

 

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