Melaleuca wilsonii

Wilson's Honey 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 wilsonii
From Victoria and South Australia, 6'x6' shrub with citrus scented leaves when crushed. Beautiful, magenta flower clusters along the branches in late spring. Excellent for cut flowers. Prune lightly after flowering to promote fresh new growth.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Medium shrub to 6'
Flower Color Magenta
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate to wet soils, minimum 16" annual rainfall
Native Victoria, South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium shrub to 6'
bulletBeautiful magenta colored flowers
bulletExcellent for cut flowers

Problem Solving Features

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

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.


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