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.
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'|
|Culture||Moderate to wet soils|
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