Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR
Our plant in focus this month is Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR. This wide spreading shrub is ideal for covering large areas in commercial projects including coastal situations. Its fast growing nature and low maintenance makes it perfect for verge, parks and medians.
COMMON NAME: Little Penta
BOTANICAL NAME: Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR
ORIGIN: A select from of the Melaleuca pentagona var. latifolia selected for its improved growing habit.
HABIT: A small and low growing shrub with a compact low growing habit. Grows to 0.5m high and 2m wide.
FEATURES: Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR produces bright pink/purple flowers during spring and summer, making it a stunning feature plant for any commercial project.
USES: The low growing nature of this plant makes it ideal for borders, medians, verges, parks and reserves. It is great at attracting pollinators and makes a brilliant plant for designs, particularly when used as a low growing hedge or for formal
POSITION/SOIL: Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR is suited to a wide range of soil conditions including coastal and limestone soils. Thrives in either full sun or light shade and will perform reliably with minimal water after establishment.
CULTIVATION: These plants are grown via cutting propagation from select parent
stock to ensure plant health and compact and uniform plants.
MANAGEMENT: Melaleuca pentagona ‘Little Penta’ PBR is a low growing shrub that requires little maintenance and is drought tolerant once established. It requires a little pruning to encourage a denser habit and will benefit from fertilising once a year in spring if planted in poor soils.
Use unique W.A. flora on your next project to help diversify and showcase our native species.