Melaleuca thymifolia ‘White Lace’ – Honey Myrtle

 

Melaleuca ‘White Lace’ is a dense mounded shrub with small leaves and delicate white curled bottlebrush flowers that are produced sporadically all year. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge. The leaves are aromatic when crushed. Great for shrubberies or as a pot. A hardy plant for most soil types, likes full sun, can also be grown in dappled shade. Drought and frost tolerant once established. Regular watering will encourage flowering.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca thymifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, 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, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.