Kunzea parvifolia – Violet Kunzea

A useful and variable small shrub for cool to warm temperate areas, with profuse bright pink-mauve nectar rich  flowers in spring to summer. There are prostrate forms available, but they are mostly upright and wide plants with tiny leaves. A light prune after flowering will help encourage a more dense habit. Hardy and easy care for different situations, likes a sunny spot. Drought and frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Kunzea parvifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Kunzea
Other Common Names:Violet Kunzea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Pink, Gold, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.