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Products > Melaleuca incana 'Prostrate Form'
 
Melaleuca incana 'Prostrate Form' - Prostrate Gray Honey-myrtle
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Melaleuca incana 'Prostrate Form' (Prostrate Gray Honey-myrtle) - This is a low growing form of the Gray Honey Myrtle with long arching branches that rise to 12 to 18 inches before cascading downward. The leaves are small (1/2 inch long), gray, narrow and linear-lanceolate in shape, giving the plant an overall soft look. Small whitish-yellow bottle-brush flowers appear late spring through early summer. Although it is drought resistant once established, this plant looks better with occasional watering. It can be damaged by hard frosts though is hardy to about 20 degrees F- cut back any damaged portions after the threat of all frosts has passed. We received this great plant from Jo O'Connell or Australian Native Plants. Great in an elevated large pot where it can cascade down. For more information on the species see our listing of Melaleuca incana This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Melaleuca incana 'Prostrate Form'.