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SILKY MYRTLE

Botanical Name: Decaspermum humile
Description

Bushy shrub for average soil in sun or part shade. Masses of fluffy white flowers in summer and autumn are followed by small black fruit. Flushes of delicate silky new growth. Useful for a compact hedge. Height: 4m Width: 2m

Warning
This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidii s.l.)It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust.  For more information follow this link.
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/myrtle-rust

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$9.90 15 Seedling Medium


*Spring Catalogue-Entire Order Sent in Oct/Nov this year

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

 

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