M.radula.JPG (37165 bytes)Melaleuca 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.

Melaleuca 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.

Prune after flowering to keep the plants bushy and blooming bounteously.

Propagate from seed or cuttings. We prefer to propagate Melaleucas from cuttings as they flower sooner than seed-grown plants.