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Melaleuca hypericifolia Little Gem

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Melaleuca hypericifolia Little Gem Hillock Bush, Honeymyrtle,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Small ornamental native shrub with bright-green foliage, papery cream bark and a profusion of fluffy red flowers produced in Spring through to early Summer. Nectar feeding bird attracting, this shrub is useful for coastal gardens used as a feature plant. Grows approx. 50cm tall x 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Park And Gardens, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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