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Chenille Honey-myrtle

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Kevin Sparrow
Melaleuca huegelii

A medium to large shrub with dense foliage of tiny green leaves along the branches, masses of creamy white bottlebrush type flower spikes and pink buds that grows up to four metres tall. This shrub can be planted singly in mixed plantings or in a group as a wind-break. It grows in full sun to part shade, attracts nectar eating birds and insects and provides bird habitat.

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
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