Melaleuca gibbosa ‘Pink Passion’ – Honey Myrtle

A dark pink flowered form of this hardy and very adaptable shrub. Grows from 1 to 1.5 metres tall and a metre wide. Good in well drained spots to soils that become water logged. Likes sun to part shade. The leaves are aromatic when crushed. Flowers in spring to summer. Drought and frost hardy. A very easy care plant, a light pruning from time to time is all the maintenance needed. Attracts small birds and a range of insects and butterflies.


Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Pink Passion
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Bog gardens, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Melaleuca gibbosa
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 1.5
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 : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects