Melaleuca armillaris, Bracelet Honey-myrtle
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. They attract a range of insects.
The dense foliage provides nesting opportunities for small native birds. Pruning improves foliage density.
M. armillaris is a popular garden subject and has proved to be hardy and free flowering. The Bracelet Honey-myrtle is an excellent hedge plant.
M. armillaris is found on the coast and tablelands area of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
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.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.
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