M.pentagona.JPG (62219 bytes)Melaleuca pentagona: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a native of Western Australia.
Melaleuca pentagona is a medium shrub that may reach a height of three metres in the wild. Plants may be shorter in cultivation. The specimen illustrated is growing in one of our gardens and in two years has reached a height of 1.5 metres.
The leaves may be rounded to oblong and a few centimetres long. Pink, rounded flower clusters appear in spring. They are carried on the ends of branches and in leaf bases. Melaleuca pentagona is an eye-catching shrub when flowering. It is one of a large number of Melaleucas that occur in south-west Western Australia. Many of these species are virtually unknown in cultivation but have great horticultural potential.
Prune this species and other Melaleucas, after flowering.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.