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Commonly known as Bracelet honey myrtle, Paper bark
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Linear to narrowly ovate leaves arranged in alternating pairs each at right angles
Large, bushy shrub or small tree. Flowers in dense spikes resembling bottle brushes
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Good to know - requires long, hot summers to flower well.
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
Australian / New Zealand
Coastal / windswept
Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
will need restrictive pruning under glass
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Linear see photos above
Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Neutral to acid soil