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Babingtonia 'Howie's Feathertips'

Babingtonia similis 'Howie's Feathertips'

GENUS: A taxonomic revision resulted in the genus name for this cultivar changing from Baeckea to Babingtonia.

Bean, A.R. (1999) A revision of the Babingtonia virgata (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.)F.Muell. complex (Myrtaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 5(2)

NOTE: Formerly Baeckea 'Howie's Featherfolia'.

ORIGIN: Babingtonia 'Howie's Feathertips' is a seedling variant which arose spontaneously in a batch of seed of the Brisbane form of what was then known as Baeckea virgata. Cultivar received by the Authority 30 November 1977. Applicants: SA and JM Howie.

DESCRIPTION: It is a small dense shrub growing to a height of about 500mm by 1m wide. The leaves are up to 10mm long by 1mm wide. Individual flowers are about 6mm wide.

DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from the known normal forms of its parent in its lower height, fine foliage and weeping habit. In all other respects it is similar to its parent.

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC147

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979