micromera: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a native of
Western Australia. The species is considered to be vulnerable because it has
very limited distribution. There are now probably more plants in cultivation
than occur in the wild.
micromera is an unintentional mimic. Plants resemble conifers when not
flowering and are reminiscent of wattles when blooming.
micromera is a small to medium, upright shrub. The tiny leaves are
scale-like and are pressed against the stems. Masses of small yellow flowers
are carried in spring both terminally and along the branches. Apparently the
terminal flowers are male. This is an unusual feature and we donít know of
other Melaleucas that carry flowers of different sexes.
micromera could be grown for cut flower/foliage production. The species
could also be cultivated as a foreground plant in a native garden bed or
We have many
specimens growing in the gardens at Yallaroo and visitors often mistake this
attractive plant for a dwarf conifer.
after flowering and propagate from seed or cuttings. We prefer cutting
propagation because the plants flower sooner than seed grown specimens.
name means small parts and probably refers to both the leaves and flowers.