Melaleuca linariifolia ‘Little Red’ – Honey Myrtle

 

A dense compact shrub with small leaves and bright red new growth throughout the warmer months. A great foliage plant that has the form of a conifer but flowers as well, with small white flowers in summer which are nectar rich and appreciated by birds and other wildlife. Great for shrubberies, clipped to low hedges or in a pot. Will do well in a wide range of conditions and soil types, at its best in well drained soil with good organic content. Frost and drought tolerant, higher light levels give more intense foliage colours.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Melaleuca linariifolia
Cultivar:Little Red
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, 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, Fragrant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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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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