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PlantFiles: Chenille Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca huegelii

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Heavy pruning necessary to keep in shape.

Jordi

Neutral palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Bostonia, California



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