Australian Native Plants

  Melaleuca armillaris (Bracelet Honey-myrtle)

Melaleuca armillaris photo
Melaleuca armillaris flowers and leaves

Photograph by Forest & Kim Starr. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Melaleuca armillaris photo
Melaleuca armillaris habit

Photograph by Forest & Kim Starr. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Melaleuca armillaris in Australia

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

Common Name
Bracelet Honey-myrtle

Other Names
Bracelet Lace Myrtle, Giant Honey-myrtle, Honey Myrtle, Paperbark

The Bracelet Honey-myrtle is a large shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall. The leaves are narrow and grow about 1 cm to 2 cm long and about 1 or 2 mm wide. The plant flowers in summer. The flowers are white or cream and produced in spikes up to 5 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter. The fruit capsules are about 5 mm in diameter.

coastal heathland, coastal ranges

The Bracelet Honey-myrtle is found in Victoria, eastern New South Wales and northern Tasmania. It is naturalised in the south east of South Australia and the south west of Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 8
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 450
Flower Colour: cream
Flower Season: spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Bracelet Honey-myrtle

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