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Melaleuca elliptica - Granite Honey Myrtle

Melaleuca elliptica can be grown as a screening shrub or as a small tree. The pale papery bark and silver foliage are beautiful all year. The spectacular red flowers are an early season treat, blooming in February in our area. The Granite Honey Myrtle grows in a spectacularly twisted fashion. Melaleuca elliptica prefers well drained soil and full sun. The Granite Honey Myrtle has fared quite well on a lean irrigation schedule and has survived low 20°'s frosts. 15 year old plants are 8-10 feet tall.

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Melaleuca elliptica, Granite Honey Myrtle