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A picture of a Melaleuca

Melaleuca

Melaleuca spp.

Melaleuca rhaphiophylla (leaves, flowers) by Geoff Derrin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H5-H1a

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

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.

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

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