Kunzea 'Badja Carpet', a trailing or prostrate shrub, is an excellent ground cover ideally suited to Canberra's climate and soil conditions. It grows naturally on Big Badja Hill, north-east of Cooma, New South Wales, and may be a species not yet scientifically assessed. It was registered as a cultivar (cultivated variety) because of its great horticultural potential. Flowering period is early summer and the fluffy white flowers are produced in small terminal clusters on short branchlets. By contrast, flowers of K. capitata are usually mauve although white forms do exist. The red stems of the new growth originating from the centre of the flower clusters are an attractive feature of the plant. Cold and dry hardy.
|Botanic Name : Kunzea capitata
|Common Name : Kunzea Badja Carpet
|Growth Type : Trailing/Prostrate Shrub|
|Water Use : Medium
|Aspect : Full Sun/Semi-shade|
|Height : 1.5m
|Spread : 1.5m|