Kunzea Ambigua - White Kunzea

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Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Kunzea Ambigua - White Kunzea

Kunzea Ambigua - White Kunzea


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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The Kunzea Ambigua, commonly known as White Kunzea, is a tall, spreading shrub native to eastern Australia. It typically grows to about 2-5 meters tall and wide, with dense, rounded foliage. The leaves are small and narrow-linear, about 1 cm long, and have a strong, aromatic scent similar to eucalyptus and citrus. The flowers are small and white, borne in heavy sprays at the ends of the branches. They bloom in spring and early summer and attract a wide variety of native insects, including bees, beetles, and wasps.


    • Ornamental: White Kunzea is a popular ornamental plant due to its attractive flowers, fragrant foliage, and drought tolerance. It can be used in borders, hedges, rockeries, or containers.
    • Culinary: The leaves of White Kunzea can be used in cooking to add a eucalyptus and citrus flavor. They can be infused in vinegar or oil, used to make a tea, or added to savory dishes. The flowers can also be used to make a sweet syrup or jelly.
    • Medicinal: White Kunzea has been used in traditional Aboriginal medicine for a variety of ailments, including coughs, colds, and wounds. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these uses.

Growing and caring:

White Kunzea is a relatively easy plant to grow. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It is drought tolerant once established, but will benefit from occasional watering during dry spells. It can be pruned to maintain its shape and size.


White Kunzea typically grows to about 2-5 meters tall.

Cooking uses:

The leaves of White Kunzea can be used in a variety of culinary dishes. Here are a few ideas:

    • Infuse vinegar or oil with the leaves: To make eucalyptus-citrus infused vinegar, simply add a handful of fresh White Kunzea leaves to a jar of vinegar and let it steep for a few weeks. You can use this vinegar in salad dressings, marinades, or to deglaze a pan. To make infused oil, follow the same process but use oil instead of vinegar. This oil can be used for drizzling, dipping, or cooking.
    • Use the leaves to make a tea: To make a tea, simply steep a handful of fresh White Kunzea leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the tea and enjoy it hot or cold.
    • Add the leaves to savory dishes: The leaves of White Kunzea can be added to soups, stews, or roasted vegetables for a unique eucalyptus and citrus flavor. Simply add a handful of fresh leaves to the pot during the last few minutes of cooking.

Additional tips:

    • When using White Kunzea in cooking, start with a small amount and add more to taste, as the flavor can be quite strong.
    • White Kunzea is best used fresh, but it can also be dried and stored in an airtight container for later use.Be sure to identify the plant correctly before using it, as there are other plants that look similar but are not edible.