Melaleuca nesophila ‘Little Nessie’ – Honey Myrtle


A dense mounded shrub with small bright green leaves and mauve flowers in summer. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge. Great for shrubberies, screening and container growing. Very tolerant of frost, drought and seaside conditions.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca nesophila
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants