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Melaleuca violacea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Melaleuca violacea Violet Paperbark,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Irregular Shape, Prostrate, Shrub Like

Description:
Small semi-prostrate native shrub with small green leaves and profusion of fluffy purple flowers produced in Spring. Nectar feeding bird attracting, this shrub is useful for coastal gardens used as a groundcover. Grows approx. 60cm x 150cm.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, 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: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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