Melaleuca

Melaleuca spp.

profile iconMelaleuca rhaphiophylla (leaves, flowers)
by Geoff Derrin (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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profile iconMelaleuca rhaphiophylla (leaves, flowers)
by Geoff Derrin (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Melaleuca is a genus of around 381 evergreen trees and shrubs in the Myrtaceae family endemic to Australia and Malesia where they grow in a range of habitats including waterlogged areas, saline swamps and regions that are occasionally destroyed by forest fires. They resemble Banksia species because of their showy bottlebrush flowers and some are popular in cultivation as they can form dense screens that makes them useful as hedging specimens.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Myrtaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, White, Pink, Purple, Orange, Cream
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