Melaleuca diosmifolia – Green Honey Myrtle

Melaleuca diosmifolia is a compact growing shrub from the south west corner of Western Australia, and has beautiful green bottlebrush flowers, the stamens tipped with yellow. The leaves are close set and attractive, and the plant grows from 2 to 3 metres tall and wide, and is good for screening and windbreaks. Good for coastal plantings, tolerant of light frost only. Bird attracting. Needs a well drained soil.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Melaleuca diosmifolia
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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