Kunzea 'Badja Carpet'

Family: Myrtaceae

Kunzea ‘Badja Carpet’ is a mounded ground cover with a spread of several metres. The dark green leaves are small and aromatic. New stems are dark red. Small clusters of white flowers are carried on the ends of branches. Early summer is the main flowering period when plants become covered in blooms. Tip pruning improves foliage density and increases flowering.

In the garden

Kunzea ‘Badja Carpet’ could be grown on embankments or trailing over walls.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings that readily produce roots.

Other information

Kunzea ‘Badja Carpet’is probably a form of K. badjaensis, a species named in 2016. Kunzea ‘Badja Carpet’ is found on Big Badja Hill in Deua National Park, southern NSW.

By Warren and Gloria Sheather