Melaleuca armillaris (Gaertn.) Sm.

Bracelet Honey-myrtle

Shrub to 4 m tall; bark hard, often corky. Leaves alternate, linear, 1.2-2.5 cm long, 1 mm wide, tip acute and bent back slightly. Flower spikes dense, towards the base of branchlets, 3-7 cm long. Flowers creamy; spring to early summer. Stamens 16-18 per bundle, white or rarely pink; fused portion 5-6 mm long. Fruit capsule 3-5 mm wide, sepals mostly persistent.

Forms with pink and mauve flowers are available.

Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas.

VIC: Dandenongs (Hamer Arboretum, ptd 1976).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Melaleuca armillaris 'Green Globe'

Compact, to 2.5 m tall and possibly a hybrid with m. diosmifolia.

Melaleuca armillaris 'Rosea'

Flowers pink.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Melaleuca L.