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.
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Honey producing plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
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