Melaleuca thymifolia ‘Cotton Candy’ – Honey Myrtle


A dense mounded shrub with small leaves and pink bottlebrush flowers that are produced sporadically all year. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge, and the nectar rich flowers attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. Frost and drought tolerant. Give a light trim once in a while to encourage a more dense habit.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Cotton Candy
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Melaleuca thymifolia
Common Name : Honey Myrtle
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies