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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants