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Melaleuca armillaris

bracelet honey myrtle

A small to medium sized tree growing to 8m in height and 7m in width. A spreading canopy of narrow, dark green needle-like foliage and white, occassionally pink, cylindrical flower spikes in spring and summer.
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originNSW, Vic.
cultural notesFast growing and adaptable to most soils and aspects.
maintenanceCan be pruned lightly after flowering.
toleratesTolerant of drought and salt spray, tolerant of frost once established.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourCylinderical, bottlebrush-style flowers to 5cm in length. Red or pink buds open to white and occassionally pink flowers. The fruit are small woody capsules.
foliage colourDark green needle-like leaves to 2.5 cm in length.
widthup to 7m
heightup to 8m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesA useful screen plant or windbreak. Bird habitat.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Eug

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