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Melianthus major

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Honey Bush. A supremely architectural plant with deeply cut glaucous grey blue leaves, Crimson and brick red flowers are borne in late summer. Will be evergreen in a mild winter but may be cut back to the ground in a more severe one. Height up to 2m and spread 1m. Unbeatable in a hot dry position.

Melianthus major | Taunton, Somerset, TA3
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Common names

Honeybush, Honey flower


Melianthus major (Honeybush). The leaves are toothed, pinnate and very large. The flowers are produced in long spikes of reddish-brown blooms they are followed by decorative seedpods.


Grow them in full sun or partial-shade in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Interest and use

Foliage, ornamental, hedging, border, interesting leaves

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Melianthus major | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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