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.

Family:Myrtaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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