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Products > Hypocalymma angustifolia 'Powder Puff'
Hypocalymma angustifolia 'Powder Puff' - UCSC Koala Blooms Introduction

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [H. angustifolia 77.209]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Hypocalymma angustifolia 'Powder Puff' (White Myrtle) - A evergreen small shrub with wispy narrow medium-green leaves to 2 feet tall by 4 feet wide with white flowers in late winter through spring that age to a deep pink. Plant in full sun or light shade in coastal areas or light shade inland. Best with occasional summer water. Hypocalymma prefer acid to neutral soils but are tolerant of some alkalinity provided the soil has adequate drainage. It is frost Hardy. It is a nice garden plant that responds well to pruning. Its attractive flowers attract butterflies and makes it good for cut flower uses. The genus is endemic to south-western Western Australia. Hypocalymma angustifolia has long been in cultivation and in fact was first introduced into England in 1843. The name of the genus is from the Latin words 'Hypo' meaning "under" and 'calymma' meaning "covering" in reference to the cap of the calyx when in bud. The specific epithet 'angustifolia' means "narrow leaves". A 2010 Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction from the U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum. 

This information about Hypocalymma angustifolia 'Powder Puff' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.