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Melianthus major



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Melianthus major

Common Name: Honey Bush

An evergreen shrub with a bushy, sprawling, suckering habit. Large, gray-blue-green leaves have saw-tooth margins. Foliage emits a salty, nutty scent. Tall reddish-brown flower spikes bloom from late winter to early spring.

USDA Zone: Zones 8 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 8, 9, 12 - 24; H1, H2

Mature Height: 6 - 12 feet

Mature Width: 8 - 10 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Low, Moderate