Babingtonia behrii (syn. Baeckea behrii)

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)

A tall shrubby multistemmed plant densely ornamented with small white flowers, it can be maintained at a reasonable height by removing a fraction of the heavier stems each year. The wood is dense, hard, and strong. There are specimens in the Stanford Avenue greenbelt opposite Peter Coutts Road.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Genus name updated to Babingtonia Dec 2017 (SP)>