Melaleuca hypericifolia ‘Ulladulla Beacon’ – Honey Myrtle


A dense, quick growing groundcover, carpeting or mounding shrub. Bright green foliage is highlighted in spring and summer with brilliant bird-attracting orange-red brushes. Plant as an undershrub, or to cascade down walls or steep slopes. Excellent for coastal gardens where it will provide protection for small plants just being established.

Note- Melaleuca hypericifolia has become a pest plant on the south coast of Victoria where it can displace the local vegetation. It is advisable not to plant it next to natural bushland.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Ulladulla Beacon
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control
Scientific Name: Melaleuca hypericifolia
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects