radula: is a native of Western Australia. This Australian state bulges
at the seams with interesting and colourful Melaleucas. Many species are not
yet in cultivation.
radula is known as the Graceful Honey-myrtle. It is an open shrub that
will reach a height of 1.5 metres.
The leaves are
narrow-elliptical, aromatic and about four centimetres long. Pink, mauve or
purple flower clusters appear in spring. There is also a white-flowering form.
Melaleuca radula has along flowering period. The darker flowering forms
are more popular in cultivation. Unfortunately our specimen is one of the
paler flowering forms. We are on the lookout for darker flowering forms.
The Graceful Honey-myrtle prefers a sunny, well-drained situation.
flowering to keep the plants bushy and blooming bounteously.
seed or cuttings. We prefer to propagate Melaleucas from cuttings as they
flower sooner than seed-grown plants.