Sunday, August 2, 2009

Melaleuca thymifolia

Melaleuca thymifolia 
 thyme-leaved honey-myrtle
This delightful small(1metre) shrub grows along the east coast of Australia in New South Wales and Queensland and is one of the most familiar of our native plants. The fluffy mauve flowers appear throughout the year if it is given favourable garden conditions such as moist soil with a good covering of mulch.There are a few cultivars which are available including a white flowering form 'White Lace' and a pink variety 'Pink Lace' as well as a compact form 'Little Beauty' which is ideal for foreground planting or low hedges.

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