Melicytus alpinus
(porcupine shrub)


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 60 cm
Width: 100 cm
Growth per Annum: Slow
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun
Soil: Dry
Category: Shrub
Features: Native. Attractive to birds, lizards and insects. Flower colour: White. Suitable restoration species.

Unusual dense, flattened, sprawling and very hardy shrub really does resemble a porcupine. Its' short stiff interlaced leafless branchlets even have spikey tips. Found in the wild on very light sand or rocky soils, or on rock outcrops in full sun though it grows on any well-drained soil.

Habitat: Occurs east of the Southern Alps in exposed rocky places between 600m and 1.300m.

Flowering: November - January
Fruiting:    February - April [Fruit: White]


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