Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Golden-flowered Myrtle is a small, spreading shrub with small, oval leaves about 10mm long. It produces clusters of fragrant bright yellow flowers along the stems in late winter and spring. The 10mm flowers grow from the leaf axils. Hypocalymma xanthopetalum makes an attractive garden plant. The Hypocalymma genus contains about twenty nine species found only in Western Australia.
Open forest and woodland
south-west of Western Australia.
Height (m): 0.5 - 1
Spread (m): 0.5 - 1
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
Propagation can be carried out from seed and, based on experience with the related H.angustifolium, improved germination may be achieved using smoked water. Propagation from cuttings is the preferred method and cuttings strike readily from hardened, current season's growth.
|Common Name:||Golden-flowered Myrtle|