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Pink Melaleuca, Showy Honey-myrtle
Melaleuca nesophila

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melaleuca (me-luh-LOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: nesophila (nee-soh-FY-luh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Calabasas, California

Del Mar, California

La Jolla, California

La Mesa, California

Martinez, California

San Clemente, California

San Leandro, California

San Rafael, California

Scotts Valley, California

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 17, 2003, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Known as Pink Melaleuca, this grows fast to 15-20'T as a small tree. To use as a street tree it needs training, otherwise grows rather gnarly and twisted. Can also be sheared as hedge. Takes salt spray, poor soil, and drought. Leaves are very short and round, which gives it an almost scale-like appearance when young.