Hypocalymma angustifolium – Myrtle

This dainty little shrub bears masses of pink and white flowers in spring, and grows to around a metre and a half tall and wide. It likes a sheltered spot in full sun to dappled shade, and a well drained soil. Lovely for cut flowers, and the narrow leaves have a spicy fragrance. Prune after flowering to keep the plant dense.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Hypocalymma angustifolium
Common Name : Myrtle
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects