Hypocalymma strictum – Pink Myrtle

A long flowering, small upright shrub to a metre tall, with scented small pink flowers from summer to autumn. The flowers are good for cut flowers. The leaves are needle like. Prefers a semi shaded spot in well drained sandy soil, and needs a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought resistant once established. Native to the southern corner of Western Australia.

Scientific Name:Hypocalymma strictum
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Pink Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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