Australian Native Plants

  Melaleuca trichophylla


Melaleuca trichophylla photo
Melaleuca trichophylla (cultivated, labelled), Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Melaleuca trichophylla in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Description
Melaleuca trichophylla is a small spreading shrub from Western Australia. It produces globular clusters of pink, reddish pink or purple flowers in late winter to early summer in its natural range. Some plants are rounded shrubs, but can be sparse and straggly.

Height
0.3m - 1m

Spread
0.6m - 2m

Habitat
sand plains and hillsides

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
endemic to south-west of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Melaleuca
Species:trichophylla


Relatives in same Genus
  Melaleuca huegelii
  Melaleuca lanceolata
  Melaleuca styphelioides