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Melaleuca decussata, Cross-leaved Honey-myrtle, Totem Poles

Melaleuca decussata

Cross-leaved Honey-myrtle, Totem Poles
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 4-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Native to Australia, Melaleuca decussata brings a variety of wildlife to your garden as it is known to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. This large-sized shrub will reach between 5 to 10 feet in height and can even be used to create a stunning bonsai.

Its natural habit is one of dense foliage and it grows best when given full sun or semi-shade exposure. This plant has moderate water requirements, so it should be watered regularly, but not overly saturated.

Grown in USDA Zones 4-10. When growing in a pot, it prefers well-draining soil and needs to be monitored through out the winter months. During the dormant months, water regularly and ensure the soil dries out partially between watering.

Its pink flowers are stunning accents to any garden and will keep blooming from late winter to mid-autumn. Melaleuca decussata also maintains its foliage year-round and will grow to be a low care large shrub that adds continuous beauty to any garden. This plant considered to be invasive in its native habitat.


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