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.

 

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Melaleuca nesophila
Cultivar:Narrow Nessie
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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