Melaleuca conothamnoides

 

This spectacular Western Australian plant has stunning displays of bright pink bottlebrush flowers on a compact low growing plant. Use it as a feature shrub in the garden to attract nectar feeding birds. Give it a light trim after it finishes flowering in spring.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca conothamnoides
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Melaleuca
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.