A dense mounded shrub with small leaves and clusters of attractive and intricate purple flowers that are produced sporadically all year. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge. Great for shrubberies or as a pot. A charming, low maintenance plant that tolerates some frost and drought. Attracts nectar loving insects and birds. The foliage has a spicy fragrance when crushed. There are white and pink forms, as well as the usual purple-mauve flowers.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca thymifolia|
|Common Name:||Thyme honey-myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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