Genus Species: Melaleuca thymifolia
Common / Product Name: Cotton Candy
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 1m x 2m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Mauve
Irrigation: Very hardy, no watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions.
Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold, needs protection from frost for young plants. Temperatures as low as -7°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.