Hypocalymma robustum
Swan River Myrtle

Uses: A highly ornamental shrub with well displayed flowers. As a specimen plant in wider borders, verges and nature-strips or grouped for an effective screen or informal hedge. Requires well-drained soils. Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.7-1.5m
  • Spread 1-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Hypocalymma robustum
  • Common Name Swan River Myrtle
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Open, Branches ascending to erect
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills, Plains
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Light frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Pink
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Clusters
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental, Erosion
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)