Melaleuca_steedmanii.JPG (47214 bytes)Melaleuca steedmanii: is a member of the Myrtaceae family, a native of Western Australia and considered to be endangered in the wild.

Melaleuca steedmanii is a medium to tall shrub that may reach a height of three metres. Plants this tall often become straggly. Judicious pruning will remedy this problem and keep plants bushy and blooming bounteously.

The leaves are blue-green, either oblong or narrowly elliptical with a small sharp point.

Flower heads are 4-6 centimetres long by 3-4 centimetres wide. Blooms appear in September and October. They are an eye-catching scarlet and attract honeyeaters. A Melaleuca steedmanii in full flower is a sight to behold. This colourful shrub could be cultivated in native garden beds.

Some botanists consider Melaleuca steedmanii to be a subspecies of Melaleuca fulgens.

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

 

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