Melaleuca conothamnoides

Purple Pom-Pom Myrtle


Melaleucas: Common names are Paperbarks, Honey myrtles. The bark is very distinctive and consists of thin, white cream or brown, paper like layers. Leaves on some species are aromatic when crushed. Many of the shrub like Melaleuca are known by the common name of honey myrtle because of their nectar rich flowers. The flowers can be extremely profuse and come in a range of colors including white, cream, pink, mauve, red, yellow, orange and green. The bark of Melaleuca is in demand for lining hanging baskets for gardens. Paperbarks will tolerate moist sites that are poorly drained but flower production is best in full sun. Occasional use of a slow release fertilizer may be helpful.

Melaleuca conothamnoides
From West Australia - 3' x 3' open shrub.  The 1 1/2" flower heads are purple, usually appear in spring. Excellent for cut flowers. Prune lightly after flowering to promote fresh new growth.  Does best in full sun, well drained soils.  Suitable for rockery or container plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small shrub to 3'
Flower Color Purple
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Well drained soil
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall shrub to 3'
bulletUnusual, pom-pom purple flowers
bulletExcellent for cut flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletSuitable for containers or planters
bulletExcellent for well drained soils
bulletFull sun
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Bog germination seems to work best.


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