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Honey-myrtle

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Kevin Sparrow
Melaleuca nesophila

A medium to large shrub with dense green foliage and attractive purple to pink pom pom flowers that grows three to five metres tall. The flowers fade as they age, giving the plant a look of several different coloured flowers on the one shrub. This plant prefers well-drained soil and full sun but will tolerate some shade, drought and salty winds and is adaptable to different locatiosn and condtions. This plant attracts birds and insects and make good habitat for smaller birds. 

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
WA

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