Melaleuca pentagona var latifolia ‘Little Penta’ – Honey Myrtle

A gorgeous and hardy groundcovering little shrub, Little Penta has bright mauve pink flowers in spring and summer. It only grows to around 40 centimetres high and around a metre or two wide. Great for low maintenance gardens, and is adaptable to clay and heavier soils as well as light ones as long as the drainage is reasonably good. Good in sun and part shade. Withstands dry periods once the plant is established, but needs a bit of water for really long dry spells. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. A light trim every now and then will encourage a more dense habit.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Little Penta
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Melaleuca pentagona var latifolia
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects