Melaleuca thymifolia – Honey Myrtle


A dense mounded shrub with small leaves and clusters of attractive and intricate purple flowers that are produced sporadically all year. The small leaf makes it useful as a low growing hedge. Great for shrubberies or as a pot. A charming, low maintenance plant that tolerates some frost and drought. Attracts nectar loving insects and birds. The foliage has a spicy fragrance when crushed. There are white and pink forms, as well as the usual purple-mauve flowers.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Melaleuca thymifolia
Common Name : Thyme honey-myrtle
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : White, Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects