Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio'

Darwinia leiostyla ‘Mt. Trio’

A dwarf evergreen shrub growing to 1 ½ feet tall by about 2 ½ wide with aromatic narrow 1/2 inch long lance-shaped leaves and clusters of bell-shaped 1″ wide deep reddish-pink flowers from mid-winter to late spring (Feb-June).

The species occurs in the Stirling Range and Middle Mount Barren where it can be found on rocky exposed sites or in canyons along the slopes or along streams. This selection came from Mt. Trio on the north edge of Stirling Ranges National Park.

Species Meaning: means "smooth styles"

Darwinia leiostyla is native to Australia.

Photos

  • Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio'
    Mature Darwinia leiostyla 'Mt. Trio' growing in UCSC Arboretum

Cultivation Notes

Plant in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly. Give a light pruning after flowering to promote dense growth.

Additional Information

This plant is a 2013 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21044

Found in Compost Heap,

8/28/2021 Today it found its new home in face corner by the Portal. It is on the second row back from the main path in the middle. Unfortunately, it did not make it through its first winter in the new home.

We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Darwinia

Species: leiostyla

Variety: Mt. Trio

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Winter
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F

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