huegelii: is known as the Chenille Honey-myrtle and is a member of the
Myrtaceae family. This species is another attractive Melaleuca from
Western Australia. Melaleuca huegelii is an erect or sometimes
spreading medium shrub. The small leaves are triangular in shape. In late
spring and early summer plants produce large numbers of long, cylindrical,
cream-coloured flower spikes. Melaleuca
huegelii flowers light up our garden beds. We have specimens scattered
throughout our gardens.
spikes attract many insects (see image) and these in turn bring insectivorous
birds to the plants and the garden.
spent flower spikes to keep the plants bushy and flowering profusely.
seed or cuttings. We prefer cutting propagation because these plants will
flower sooner than those grown from seed.