They are spreading to upright open shrubs with small tea tree like flowers and are generally easy to grow. Flowers are mainly white and pink.


Garden plants, container plants, cut flowers.


Some types grow well in wet conditions, some of the taller types make good screening plants. Prune after flowering, mulch and feed annually to maintain bushy growth. 




The most commonly grown are B. crassifolia, B. fascicularis and B. ramosissima.

Species include:

B. astarteoides - 1m high x 1.5m wide. Pink flowers on arching branches.

B. behri - 1m high x 50cm wide. Drought resistant shrub. White/pink flowers.

B. camphorate - 1-3m high x 1-2m wide. Hardy open shrub, white flowers.

B. camphorosmae - 1m high x 1-2m wide. White/pink flowers. Requires some protection.

B. densifolia - 1m high x 50cm wide. Bushy, hardy shrub. White flowers.

B. gunniana - ½ - 2m high x 50cm wide. Grows in semi0shade, moist soil and cool areas. White flowers.

B. imbricata
- 30cm high x 30cm wide. Low growing very hardy shrub. White flowers.

B. linifolia - 1-3m high x 1m wide. Weeping. White flowers.

B. ramosissima - 1m high x 1m wide. Variable shape with a  number of named varieties. White/pink flowers.

B. stenophylla - ½ to 3m high x 1m wide. Weeping, small to medium shrub. White flowers.

B. utilis - 1m high x 1m wide. Tolerant of wet soils and frosts. White flowers.

B. virgata - 1-4m high x 1-4m wide. Variable types including spreading, dwarf, weeping and silver leafed types. White flowers.

Plant Health

Relatively few

More info

There are around 70 types of Baeckeas mostly from Western Australia, some being found in all states.