Hypocalymma puniceum – Large Myrtle

A spreading shrub to a metre high and wide, it has masses of gorgeous pink-red tiny flowers through summer, which contrast nicely with the fine grey green foliage. Native to inland S.W. Western Australia, it grows on harsh sandy or loamy soils.

Scientific Name:Hypocalymma puniceum
Common Name:Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants