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Thymus nitens (Dwarf thyme)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thymus nitens

Other names

Dwarf thyme

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Species

T. nitens - T. nitens is a mound- or mat-forming, evergreen subshrub with small, aromatic, glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and whorled racemes of pink flowers in early to midsummer.


Thymus nitens is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thymus nitens (Dwarf thyme) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in most alkaline or neutral, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Thymus nitens

Other names

Dwarf thyme

Genus

Thymus Thymus

Species

T. nitens - T. nitens is a mound- or mat-forming, evergreen subshrub with small, aromatic, glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, and whorled racemes of pink flowers in early to midsummer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thymus nitens (Dwarf thyme) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in most alkaline or neutral, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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