Fine-leaved bushy native shrub with purple-pink feathery flowers in summer-autumn. Good for screening and hedging, native gardens, wildlife gardens.
Form: Shrub to 1.5 Metres High
Aspect: Full Sun
Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained
Description: Evergreen Perennial, Ground Cover in open positions, Blue-Green narrow-elliptic leaves to 15 mm, Pink-Mauve flowers to 10 mm in Spring to Summer, Woody cup or barrel-shaped seed capsules to 3 mm.
Flower are rich mauve in spring and summer and bluish-purple in early winter, flowers often open eight months of the year, freely around late November and then slowly till autumn when another flush occurs. Native habitat for the Eastern Spinebill bird.
Bush tucker - The flowers of Melaleuca varieties produce sweet nectar and you can suck the nectar out, or soak the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available