A hardy little shrub growing to a metre and a half high and wide, with dense grey green foliage. It has cream brush flowers in spring. A very good ground cover plant, and does well in containers. A good candidate for bonsai work. Best in full sun in well drained soil. Feed with a good native fertiliser.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca incana|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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