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Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio' - Mt. Trio Myrtle

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: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Darwinia lejostyla]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio' (Mt. Trio') - A dwarf evergreen shrub growing to 1 feet tall by about 2 wide with aromatic narrow 1/2 inch long lance-shaped leaves and clusters of bell-shaped 1" wide deep reddish-pink flowers from mid-winter to late spring (Feb-June). Plant in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly. Hardy to around 25F. A beautiful and interesting container specimen or rock garden plant. Give a light pruning after flowering to promote dense growth. The species occurs in the Stirling Range and Middle Mount Barren where it can be found on rocky exposed sites or in canyons along the slopes or along streams. This selection came from Mt. Trio on the north edge of Stirling Ranges National Park. In the listing for Darwinia lejostyla(with a 'j") in the Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants authors Rodger Elliot and David Jones note that "Until recently this species was better known as D. leiostyla". The Plant List, the collaborative effort between Kew and MOBOT however has the current name as "Darwinia leiostyla (Turcz.) Domin" as does the Western Australian FloraBase. The specific epithet means "smooth styles". This plant is a 2013 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, 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 where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome 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 would aid others in growing Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio'.