Melaleuca_decora.jpg (73665 bytes)Melaleuca decora: is a member of the Myrtaceae family that grows into a tall shrub or small tree. Judicious pruning will keep plants to a height of two metres or so.

The bark is light brown and papery. Leaves are dark green, about 1.5 centimetres long with a point.

White or cream flowers are carried in spikes with individual flowers widely spaced with leaves often growing between the flowers. Flowering occurs in late spring and early summer. The blooms are nectar-bearing and attract a wide range of native insects.

Melaleuca decora is found in coastal areas of New South Wales and southern Queensland. The species grows in coastal swamps and areas subject to flooding. In cultivation, Melaleuca decora will grow happily in well-drained areas.

Propagate from seed or cuttings.