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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 of Melaleuca elliptica 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.

Melaleuca elliptica, Granite Honey Myrtle

Red flowers of Melaleuca elliptica - Granite Honey Myrtle. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Melaleuca genus featured on this site:
Melaleuca alternifolia
Melaleuca elliptica
Melaleuca hypericifolia
Melaleuca incana
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Melaleuca thymifolia