A small shrub that has showy hot pink bottlebrush flowers beautifully tipped with gold. It flowers from spring to summer. It grows to two and a half metres high and a metre and a half wide. A shrub that can be planted and left to its own devices, but pinching out the tips or pruning back regularly will encourage a more dense habit and more flowers. Feed with a good native plant fertiliser in spring. Likes a moist but well drained soil.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca fulgens|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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