Melaleuca nesophila ‘Narrow Nessie’ – Honey Myrtle

A useful medium sized dense shrub, growing around a metre wide and to 3 metres tall, with attractive pom pom pale purple flowers from spring through summer. The narrow habit makes it good choice for those difficult spots where a taller shrub is needed for screening without too much pruning to keep the width in check. It is a very adaptable shrub to different conditions, is drought tolerant, copes well with frost, good for coastal gardens. Can take sun to part shade, great for low maintenance gardens. A light trim every now and again will encourage an even more dense habit. A good plant to provide a habitat and food for insects and smaller birds.


Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Narrow Nessie
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Melaleuca nesophila
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 3
Flower Color : Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, 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