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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Hypocalymma angustifolia 'Powder Puff'.