This prostrate form of the Fringed Myrtle makes an ideal groundcover, with vivid green scented foliage. Blooms abundantly in spring with white to pink flowers, which turn to a deep red colour. A wonderful choice for mass plantings, landscape design, rockeries and as an attractive border.
Prefers dry climates and may not withstand humidity well, particularly if soils are not well drained.
Water regularly while plant is getting established and mulch well. While this plant can withstand drought once established, it will look more lush and healthy with consistent watering.
|Scientific Name:||Micromyrtus ciliata|
|Common Name:||Fringed Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Red, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.