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Chenille Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca huegelii

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melaleuca (me-luh-LOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: huegelii (hew-GEL-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bostonia, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 25, 2008, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

Heavy pruning necessary to keep in shape.

Jordi

Neutral

On Jun 20, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Shrubby tree from Western Australia- has very tiny leaves-almost scale like, and flowers that resemble Eucalyptus or bottoe brush (sort of both). Drought tolerant. Frost tolerant to at least 9b... perhaps even colder.