Melaleuca nesophila ‘Narrow Nessie’ – Honey Myrtle

A useful medium sized dense shrub, growing around a metre wide and to 3 metres tall, with attractive pom pom pale purple flowers from spring through summer. The narrow habit makes it good choice for those difficult spots where a taller shrub is needed for screening without too much pruning to keep the width in check. It is a very adaptable shrub to different conditions, is drought tolerant, copes well with frost, good for coastal gardens. Can take sun to part shade, great for low maintenance gardens. A light trim every now and again will encourage an even more dense habit. A good plant to provide a habitat and food for insects and smaller birds.


Scientific Name:Melaleuca nesophila
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.3 metre
Flower Colour:Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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