Commonly known as Rose myrtle, A.beckleri is a small tree or large shrub growing to 3 to 5 metres in its natural habitat. The leaves are dark, glossy green.
Like many species in the myrtle family they contain aromatic oils which are very noticeable when the leaves are crushed. The flowers are usually rosy pink in colour and about 10 mm in diameter. The flowers are followed by yellow to red fruits which are edible but not especially palatable.
Rose myrtle is a very adaptable garden plant suited to temperate, sub-tropical and tropical gardens. It is reasonably frost resistant and tolerates a wide range of soils. It grows in semi shaded to full sun positions and would make an excellent plant for a large container.