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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants