Astartea ‘Winter Pink’

Family: Myrtaceae

Astartea ‘Winter Pink’ is a hybrid whose parents are Astartea astarteoides and A. clavulata that arose in a Western Australian nursery in 1976. Both parents are Western Australian species.

Astartea ‘Winter Pink’ is a dense shrub that will reach a height of about 50 centimetres with a similar spread. The aromatic leaves are about four millimetres long and carried in whorls around the stems. The flowers are 10 millimetres in diameter, deep pink and carried from April to October. Blooms are both profuse and conspicuous.

Astartea ‘Winter Pink’ is an attractive, hardy and long flowering shrub. 

In the garden

This is an ideal plant for the borders of native plant garden beds.

Propagation

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By Warren and Gloria Sheather