M.pulchella.JPG (31364 bytes)Melaleuca pulchella: belongs to the Myrtaceae family and is known as the Claw Honey-myrtle.
This small shrub has a spread of 1.5 metres, with weeping branches that spill onto the ground. The small leaves are light green and oval to oblong in shape.
Mauve flowers appear in spring and early summer. They are carried in clusters with their stamen bundles curled inwards, similar in shape to a claw (hence the common name). Individual flowers are said to be the largest in the genus.
Melaleuca pulchella is a native of Western Australia . In cultivation, the Claw Honey-myrtle has proved to be hardy and free-flowering. The Claw Honey-myrtle could be grown in a number of situations. Native cottage gardens, rockeries and as a foreground plant in a native garden bed would all benefit from the inclusion of Melaleuca pulchella.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.