Melaleuca armillaris is a large shrub or small tree that grows to a height of 5-10 feet and is native to South Australia. Its white and off-white flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is known for being quite salt and drought tolerant, making it an excellent choice for landscaping and seaside communities. When planted in the correct conditions, they can produce a spectacular show of flowers throughout the growing season.
Melaleuca armillaris is an evergreen species with attractive dark, dense foliage and attractive peeling bark. It prefers full sun and moderate water. In cooler regions, it can be grown in a pot or container. It is best to water it deeply during hot summer months, yet avoid at the same time from overwatering. A fertilizer high in nitrogen should also be added to promote leafy foliage growth. Trimming and pruning should be done during the summer months to encourage bushier growth.
This fast-growing shrub can survive in many different conditions and is hardy in the USDA Zone of 9-11. It is an excellent choice for areas where a low growing shrub is required in order to provide privacy and screening. When planted in a sunny garden, it will ensure all-season foliage and spectacular flower display. The pink and white flowers will add to the colorful and beautiful environment of any garden.