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Melaleuca fulgens (Scarlet Honey Myrtle)

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Plant description

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Melaleuca fulgens is a compact to straggly shrub Western Australian shrub. The brightly coloured bottlebrush-shaped flowers and the fine foliage are the key features of this excellent Australian plant. Use it as a feature plant where its showy flower displays can be best admired. The waxy flower buds are also very attractive. It flowers from late spring through summer and to early winter. Prune it lightly after flowering as heavy pruning can remove next year's flower buds. If the shrub becomes too open, then prune regularly to encourage a more dense habit. A good plant for damp areas, but if the site is too boggy it can lead to root rot. Frost tolerant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red or orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds and insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.0-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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