A dense mounded shrub with small leaves and pink bottlebrush flowers that are produced sporadically all year. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge, and the nectar rich flowers attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. Frost and drought tolerant. Give a light trim once in a while to encourage a more dense habit.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca thymifolia|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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