Hypocalymma xanthopetalum – Golden Flowered Myrtle

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.