Hypocalymma puniceum – Large Myrtle

A spreading shrub to a metre high and wide, it has masses of gorgeous pink-red tiny flowers through summer, which contrast nicely with the fine grey green foliage. Native to inland S.W. Western Australia, it grows on harsh sandy or loamy soils.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Hypocalymma puniceum
Common Name : Myrtle
Height : 1
Flower Color : Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects