Hypocalymma strictum – Pink Myrtle

A long flowering, small upright shrub to a metre tall, with scented small pink flowers from summer to autumn. The flowers are good for cut flowers. The leaves are needle like. Prefers a semi shaded spot in well drained sandy soil, and needs a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought resistant once established. Native to the southern corner of Western Australia.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Hypocalymma strictum
Common Name : Pink Myrtle
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects