Melaleuca armillaris

Bracelet Honey-myrtle

Family: Myrtaceae

Melaleuca armillaris, Bracelet Honey-myrtle, grows into a tall spreading shrub or small tree.

The leaves are light green and narrow.

In spring and summer plants become covered with white bottlebrush-like flowers which attract a range of insects.

Melaleuca armillaris is found on the coast and tablelands area of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

In the garden

Melaleuca armillaris is a popular garden subject and has proved to be hardy and free flowering. The Bracelet Honey-myrtle is an excellent hedge plant.

The dense foliage provides nesting opportunities for small native birds. Pruning improves foliage density.

Propagation

Propagate from seed and cuttings.

Other information

The species name comes from the Latin: armilla, meaning a bracelet and refers to the appearance of the cylindrical fruits on the branches. This feature has also given rise to the common name.

 

By Warren and Gloria Sheather