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Melaleuca thymifolia Little Rita

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Melaleuca thymifolia Little Rita Thyme Honeymyrtle,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Spreading, Upright

Description:
Medium native shrub with light-green aromatic foliage foliage and a profusion of red flowers produced in Summer and Autumn. Nectar feeding bird attracting, this shrub is useful for coastal gardens and screening. Grows approx. 1m x 1m.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 1-2m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Wetlands, Wind Break

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: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate, Tender
Wind: High
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