Melaleuca cordata

Heart Leaf Honey Myrtle

 

Melaleucas: Common names are Paperbarks, Honey myrtles. The bark is very distinctive and consists of thin, white cream or brown, paper like layers. Leaves on some species are aromatic when crushed. Many of the shrub like Melaleuca are known by the common name of honey myrtle because of their nectar rich flowers. The flowers can be extremely profuse and come in a range of colors including white, cream, pink, mauve, red, yellow, orange and green. The bark of Melaleuca is in demand for lining hanging baskets for gardens. Paperbarks will tolerate moist sites that are poorly drained but flower production is best in full sun. Occasional use of a slow release fertilizer may be helpful.

Melaleuca cordata
Heart Leaf Honey Myrtle: Small shrub to 3' with heart-shaped gray-green leaves.  Purple flowers in late spring to summer.  Container growth is recommended. 

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small shrub to 3'
Flower Color Purple
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate to wet soils
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall shrub to 3'
bulletSuitable for container culture
bulletVery attractive purple flowers and gray-green foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletSuitable for containers or planters
bulletExcellent for well drained soils
bulletFull sun to part shade
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLow moisture requirements

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.

 

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