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Genus of about 149 species of evergreen shrubs from Australia from sandy heaths and light woodland.
Evergreen - lance-shaped leaves, aromatic on some varieties.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - 4-petalled cup- or bell-shaped, sometimes fragrant, flowers.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
Place of origin - Australia.
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - lime-free ericaceous potting, full light, shade from hot sun.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Neutral to acid soil