Melaleuca fulgens – Scarlet Honey Myrtle

The brightly coloured bottlebrush-shaped flowers and the fine foliage are the key features of this excellent Australian plant. Use it as a feature plant where its showy flower displays can be best admired. The waxy flower buds are also very attractive. Prune it lightly after flowering as heavy pruning can remove next year’s flower buds.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca fulgens
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Other Common Names:Scarlet Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1.5 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Honey producing plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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