Melaleuca hypericifolia ‘Ulladulla Beacon’ – Honey Myrtle

 

A dense, quick growing groundcover, carpeting or mounding shrub. Bright green foliage is highlighted in spring and summer with brilliant bird-attracting orange-red brushes. Plant as an undershrub, or to cascade down walls or steep slopes. Excellent for coastal gardens where it will provide protection for small plants just being established.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca hypericifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.