Micromyrtus ciliata ‘Prostrate form’ – Fringed Myrtle

 

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Micromyrtus ciliata
Cultivar:Prostrate form
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
Flowering Time:Spring
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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