This delightful Western Australian shrub has golden yellow small flowers massed along the stems from mid winter to mid spring. It has small leaves, and a compact upright habit. Likes a well drained soil in full sun to partial shade, and a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Prune after flowering to encourage a dense habit if required. The flowers are lovely for picking.
|Scientific Name:||Hypocalymma xanthopetalum|
|Common Name:||Golden Flowered Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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