Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Thryptomene denticulata

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - June

Common name -
Scientific name Thryptomene denticulata (F.Muell.) Benth.
Family  Myrtaceae

Genus: From Greek, thryptomene, broken or in small pieces; possibly referring to the small flowers.

Species: Latin, denticulatus, with very small teeth.

Distribution In the wild this species is confined to western Western Australia, in the Irwin District.
Native habitat It is a coastal or near-coastal species occurring in shrubland or heathland in sand.

A small spreading shrub with arching branches with pinky mauve flowers.

Flowering/fruiting Profuse flowers from autumn to spring.

Location in Garden

You'll find it scattered around the Garden in Beds 14b and 14d on the Connections Garden, in the annual beds at the base of the Connections Garden, at Lakeside and in the Big Idea Garden.


It prefers well-drained soils in part to full sun. It is frost hardy and a good choice for rockeries and coastal plantings. Tip prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape.




Thryptomene denticulata closeup

Thryptomene denticulata

Thryptomene denticulata