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Chenille Honey Myrtle
The Chenille Honey Myrtle is a medium to large shrub or small tree. There are two subspecies - Melaleuca huegelii huegelii which has white flowers and M. huegelii pristicensis which has mauve to pink flowers. The plant produces profuse clusters of bottlebrush flowers 50mm to 75mm long near the ends of the branches in early summer. The flower buds are also attractive. The leaves are very small and held against the stems like scales. In its natural habitat, M. huegelii has dry summers, but can be grown successfully in the eastern states where summer conditions are much wetter.
1m - 8m
2m - 6m
coastal areas on limestone cliffs, dunes and plains.
can be propagated easily from seed or cuttings.
southern and central western coastal areas of Western Australia. Subspecies pristicensis is found in the northern part of the range around Shark Bay on central WA coast.
|Common Name:||Chenille Honey Myrtle|
Relatives in same Genus