A dense upright large shrub to small tree, with attractive golden foliage which is more intense in sunnier positions. It can be used as a colour contrasted screening shrub, windbreak or as a feature specimen in gardens and parklands. It responds well to pruning to encourage a more dense habit, as it can develop an open growth habit if left unpruned. Small white flowers in summer. Suits most soil types and positions, drought and frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca bracteata|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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