A long flowering, small upright shrub to a metre tall, with scented small pink flowers from summer to autumn. The flowers are good for cut flowers. The leaves are needle like. Prefers a semi shaded spot in well drained sandy soil, and needs a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought resistant once established. Native to the southern corner of Western Australia.
|Scientific Name:||Hypocalymma strictum|
|Common Name:||Pink Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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