Melaleuca gibbosa compact Common / Product Name: Slender Honey Myrtle
Genus Species: Melaleuca gibbosa compact
Common / Product Name: Slender Honey Myrtle
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1 – 2m x 1 – 2m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Low
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Mauve
Irrigation: Yes requires summer watering
Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold, needs protection from frost for young plants. Temperatures as low as -3°C for short periods.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.