Melaleuca diosmifolia
Common name: 
Dotted Melaleuca
Green Honey-myrtle
Pronunciation: 
me-luh-LOO-ka dy-ohs-mih-FOH-lee-uh
Family: 
Myrtaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub to 10 ft (3 m) high.  Leaves simple, small, ~11 mm x 4 mm, spiral arrangement, somewhat spreading, elliptic, bright green.  Flowers in a spike ("bottlebrush"), lime green.  Fruit 8 x 10 mm, papery in texture, many enclose the stem.
  • Sun or partial shade, moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant when established.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 10 (9?)         Native to the coastal districts of southern Western Australia.
  • diosmifolia: with leaves like Diosma.
  • UC Santa Cruz Botanical Garden
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  • plant habit and branches

    plant habit and branches

  • leafy shoot

    leafy shoot

  • fruit cluster

    fruit cluster