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.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca linariifolia
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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