Honey Myrtle

Melaleuca decussata - botanical name

Melaleuca decussata

Evergreen dense rounded shrub (2m x 2m) from SA and Vic. Grey green linear leaves on slightly pendulous branches. Small pink to mauve fading to white bottlebrush like flowers in summer. Useful for a hedge; screen or background. Hardy. Tolerates poorly drained soil. Frost and drought tolerant. *Known to damage underground services, do not plant within 6 metres of any wastewater pipe.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Vic & SA)
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