Melaleuca sp., Melaleuca

Melaleuca sp.

Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Melaleucas are commonly known as "Paperbarks" in the tree forms and "Honey Myrtles" in the smaller forms. These names refer to the flaky bark of many species and the nectar produced in the flowers. Melaleucas can be propagated by either seed or cuttings. However, to maintain desirable characteristics of a particular plant, vegetative propagation must be used. This also applies to propagation of named cultivars.

Species and varieties:

Melaleuca alternifolia

Melaleuca armillaris

Melaleuca cajuputi

Melaleuca coccinea

Melaleuca cuticularis

Melaleuca decora

Melaleuca decussata

Melaleuca diosmifolia

Melaleuca elliptica

Melaleuca ericifolia

Melaleuca fulgens

Melaleuca gibbosa

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Melaleuca huegelii

Melaleuca hypericifolia

Melaleuca incana

Melaleuca lanceolata

Melaleuca nesophila

Melaleuca pentagona

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