Melaleuca incana R.Br.

Grey Honey-myrtle

Shrub or small tree to 5 m tall with mostly smooth bark. Leaves alternate, whorled or opposite, linear-lanceolate, 0.5-2 cm long, 1-2.5 mm wide, usually grey-hairy. Flower spikes mostly terminal, cylindrical but in rounded heads if male only; spring to early summer. Flowers white to creamy yellow. Stamens 7-11 per bundle. Fruit capsule 5-6 mm wide, with persistent woody sepals.


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 incana 'Velvet Cushion'

Dwarf with a weeping prostrate habit. Selection discovered by a prominent Victorian wholesale nurseryman. Possibly the same as 'Nana'. 'Lemon, Lime &Dry' is also listed.

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