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Melaleuca parvistaminea

Rough barked honey myrtle

An upright shrub or small tree with rough scaly bark, growing to 4m in height and 5m in width. Narrow linear dark green leaves to 11mm and cream coloured flower spikes 2.5cm in length.
originNSW, Vic.
cultural notesNaturally occurs in poorly drained infertile soil in full sun or part shade.
toleratesTolerant of frost, poor soils, damp conditions and temporary innundation.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourCream coloured brush-like flower spikes to 2.5cm long and 1cm in diameter. The fruit are small woody capsules.
foliage colourSmall blunt linear dark green leaves to 11mm in length and 1mm in width.
widthup to 5m
heightup to 4m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesUseful as a screen plant in damp areas or along watercourses. Bird and butterfly attracting and provides frog habitat.

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