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Honey Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Melianthus major

 

Honey Bush

Melianthus major is a medium-sized evergreen sub-shrub with handsome glaucous, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Small, tubular maroon flowers in erect racemes to 30cm in length in spring and summer

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plant Features
  • Honey Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Honey Bush likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Honey Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Honey Bush likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Honey Bush

Latin name

Melianthus major

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Melianthaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Honey Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Honey Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Honey Bush likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Honey Bush likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Honey Bush is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Melianthus major

Melianthus major is a medium-sized evergreen sub-shrub with handsome glaucous, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Small, tubular maroon flowers in erect racemes to 30cm in length in spring and summer


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Red/brown flowers are honey scented and tubular.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out container grown plants into a sunny or partial shady site. Water well after planting.

 

Division in spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Divide established plants in spring and replant or discard.

 
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