Australian Native Plants

  Melaleuca hypericifolia (Hillock Bush)

Melaleuca hypericifolia photo
Melaleuca hypericifolia flowers

Photograph by C T Johansson. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Melaleuca hypericifolia photo
Hillock Bush, Melaleuca hypericifolia. Garawarra State Recreation Area, NSW

Photograph by John Tann from Sydney,. 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 hypericifolia in Australia

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Common Name
Hillock Bush

Other Names
Red-flowered Paperbark

The Hillock Bush is a large shrub or small tree growing 6 m tall. The leaves are narrow growing up to 4 cm long and up to 1 cm wide. The plant flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are orange to red and produced in spikes about 6 cm long. The fruit capsules are about 6 mm long.

swampy areas in heath, woodland, coastal headlands

Hillock Bush is found in south-east New South Wales. It is naturalised in south east of South Australia and southern Victoria.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 3
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 450
Flower Colour: red / orange
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Hillock Bush

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