Fabricia myrtifolia Gaertn.
Leptospermum fabricia Benth.
Neofabricia myrtifolia is usually an evergreen shrub growing up to 5 metres tall, but becoming a tree up to 12 metres tall when growing in the rainforest[
A very ornamental plant, valued particularly for its aromatic flowering display, and for the soft pink of its new shoots, it is suitable for growing in gardens[
Australia - northern Queensland.
Usually found on sands near the coast, often forming thickets in woodland and heathland[
]. Found on sandstone plateaux and tablelands, steep sandstone or granite outcrops, ridges, and sandy coastal plains and ridges[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the moist, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 500 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 34°c, but can tolerate 16 - 38°c[
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,100 - 1,600mm, but tolerates 600 - 1,800mm[
Succeeds in full sun, tolerating some shade[
]. An easily grown plant, preferring well-drained, sandy soils[
]. Tolerant of some salt in the soil[
]. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 6.5, tolerating 4.5 - 7.5[
]. Plants are tolerant of salt-laden winds[
The plant can be grown as a hedge, providing low shelter in exposed positions[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - it germinates readily, especially if sown fresh, but seedlings are prone to fungal diseases[
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