Ornamental shrub widely used in garden centres and appreciated for its wood. Ornamental plant for flowerbeds or planted under large trees to make attractive views. Honey bee plant widely used in food industry. Medicinal properties: astringent, diuretic, sedative….among many others.
Evergreen shrub of 1m tall whose stump is reddish-brown and woody. The leaves are green and tiny so are the white, pinky flowers. The fruit is in a capsule which contains seeds.
Prefers siliceous, poor, washed and sandy soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.