A dense compact shrub with small leaves and attractive claret coloured new growth. A great foliage plant that has the form of a conifer, with masses of small white flowers in spring as well. A great plant for creating colour contrasts with other plants, massed plantings, also good in containers. Can be pruned to shape for formal or informal hedging and screening and for topiary and bonsai work. Good in most soils, best in well drained ones with good organic content. More sun will brighten the foliage colours.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca linariifolia|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, 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, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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