Calytrix tetragona is an easily grown and very hardy shrub for the small garden, usually reaching 1 m or more. The tiny leaves are slightly fleshy with a spicy perfume when bruised. The color of a healthy shrub is bright green with yellow-green young tips. Flowers are white or pink, deeper in the pointed buds, clustered along the arching branches, sometimes massed and nearly hiding the leaves.
Propagation is by small cuttings of half-ripe tip growth.
A garden position in sun or light shade is suitable, in well-drained lime free soil.