Hypocalymma angustifolium – Myrtle

This dainty little shrub bears masses of pink and white flowers in spring, and grows to around a metre and a half tall and wide. It likes a sheltered spot in full sun to dappled shade, and a well drained soil. Lovely for cut flowers, and the narrow leaves have a spicy fragrance. Prune after flowering to keep the plant dense.

Scientific Name:Hypocalymma angustifolium
Common Name:Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants