Melaleuca hypericifolia ‘Ulladulla Beacon’ – Honey Myrtle

 

A dense, quick growing groundcover, carpeting or mounding shrub. Bright green foliage is highlighted in spring and summer with brilliant bird-attracting orange-red brushes. Plant as an undershrub, or to cascade down walls or steep slopes. Excellent for coastal gardens where it will provide protection for small plants just being established.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Melaleuca hypericifolia
Cultivar:Ulladulla Beacon
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly
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

 

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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