Melaleuca_diosmifolia.JPG (41938 bytes)Melaleuca diosmifolia: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a native of the southern coast of Western Australia.

Melaleuca diosmifolia is a dense shrub that will reach a height of three metres. The leaves are spirally arranged, elliptical and crowded around the stems. Adult leaves are dark green whilst juveniles are light green.

The flowers are arranged in cylindrical, bottlebrush-like, lime-green spikes. Flowering occurs in spring and early summer.

This handsome shrub has attractive growth habit, foliage and flowers. Tip pruning will improve foliage density. This in turn will provide safe nesting sites for small native birds.

Melaleuca diosmifolia could be cultivated as a component of an informal hedges and screens.

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

 

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