Melaleuca linariifolia ‘Little Red’ – Honey Myrtle


A dense compact shrub with small leaves and bright red new growth throughout the warmer months. A great foliage plant that has the form of a conifer but flowers as well, with small white flowers in summer which are nectar rich and appreciated by birds and other wildlife. Great for shrubberies, clipped to low hedges or in a pot. Will do well in a wide range of conditions and soil types, at its best in well drained soil with good organic content. Frost and drought tolerant, higher light levels give more intense foliage colours.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Little Red
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Melaleuca linariifolia
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects