M.armillaris.JPG (31066 bytes)Melaleuca armillaris: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and would be one of the most widely cultivated Melaleucas. It is commonly known as the Bracelet Honey Myrtle and grows into large spreading shrub or small tree. The light green, fine foliage complements the white bottlebrush-like flowers that appear in spring and summer. The dense foliage provides nesting opportunities for small native birds, particularly if planted with other native plants in a dense shrubbery. Pruning will keep the foliage dense and bushy.
The species is widely cultivated in Tamworth, a city in northern New South Wales. Webbing caterpillars sometime attacks plants. If this occurs cut off the infected branch and burn. Handle the branches with gloves as some caterpillars have stinging hairs mixed with their webs.
Melaleuca armillaris is found in heath communities, on headlands and coastal ranges from Queensland down the east coast to Tasmania.
There is a plant called a mauve flowering form of Melaleuca armillaris appearing in nurseries. This plant is Melaleuca erubescens. 
Propagate from seed and cuttings.