blaeriifolia: is a small shrub and is a member of the Myrtaceae
family. It is a native of Western Australia. Branchlets are short and
spreading. The small leaves are oval, may be spirally arranged around the
branches and are bright green. Small flower heads are yellowish-green to
green. Blooms may be carried on the ends of branches or on old wood. Spring
and summer are the main flowering periods. Sporadic flowering may occur at
other times. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features.
Prune lightly after flowering. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
The image is
from a specimen growing at Yallaroo. We have two plants at present. They have
proved to be frost hardy and drought resistant. Unfortunately we have no idea
where we acquired this Melaleuca. Cuttings have been taken and the
population of Melaleuca blaeriifolia will increase in the Yallaroo
blaeriifolia is small enough to be accommodated in most gardens. Rockeries
and native cottage gardens would be ideal situations for this interesting