Melaleuca fulgens – Scarlet Honey Myrtle

The brightly coloured bottlebrush-shaped flowers and the fine foliage are the key features of this excellent Australian plant. Use it as a feature plant where its showy flower displays can be best admired. The waxy flower buds are also very attractive. Prune it lightly after flowering as heavy pruning can remove next year’s flower buds.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Melaleuca fulgens
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Other Common Names:Scarlet Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1.5 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Honey producing 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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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