Melaleuca squamea
SWAMP HONEY MYRTLE, PURPLE HONEY MYRTLE
Myrtaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
1.5m

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Flowers: pink, crimson or mauve

Flowering Time: late winter to late spring

Leaves: crossed leaf arrangement

Bark & Stems: white stems
 
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Melaleuca squamea
SWAMP HONEY MYRTLE, PURPLE HONEY MYRTLE
Myrtaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
1.5m

FEATURES

Flowers: pink, crimson or mauve

Flowering Time: late winter to late spring

Leaves: crossed leaf arrangement

Bark & Stems: white stems


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, coastal, cottage & bush designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen, formal hedge, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: bird attracting






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