Hypocalymma robustum – Swan River Myrtle


A small shrub growing to around 1.5 metres high with small thin mid green foliage. Flowering from late winter through spring with masses of pink to mauve flowers appear in clusters along the stems.  Beautiful when flowering but can be less hardy in humid climates, preferring Mediterranean climates  of dry summer and wet winter. Needs well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade and it is tolerant of moderate frost.

Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Hypocalymma robustum
Common Name : Myrtle
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects