Kunzea parvifolia – Violet Kunzea

A useful and variable small shrub for cool to warm temperate areas, with profuse bright mauve nectar rich  flowers in spring to summer. There are prostrate forms available, but they are mostly upright and wide plants with tiny leaves. A light prune after flowering will help encourage a more dense habit. Hardy and easy care for different situations, likes a sunny spot. Drought and frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Kunzea parvifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Kunzea
Other Common Names:Violet Kunzea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Gold, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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