Melaleuca pentagona var latifolia ‘Little Penta’ – Honey Myrtle

A gorgeous and hardy groundcovering little shrub, Little Penta has bright mauve pink flowers in spring and summer. It only grows to around 40 centimetres high and around a metre or two wide. Great for low maintenance gardens, and is adaptable to clay and heavier soils as well as light ones as long as the drainage is reasonably good. Good in sun and part shade. Withstands dry periods once the plant is established, but needs a bit of water for really long dry spells. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. A light trim every now and then will encourage a more dense habit.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca pentagona var latifolia
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants