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Babingtonia virgata 'Howie's Sweet Midget' is a very useful low growing shrub that is virtually maintenance free due to its very compact growth habit. The tiny leaves and bun-shaped growth make it suitable as a low hedge or feature shrub with its bright green foliage and masses of small, starry, white flowers in spring. It grows to around half a metre high and wide. Good for cool temperate to subtropical climates. Very frost and drought tolerant. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.