Melaleuca nesophila

Melaleuca nesophila

Melaleuca nesophila

Melaleuca nesophila is a large shrub from Western Australia which I have seen trimmed to be tree-like. The lower branches can be removed to leave a trunk. The plant can grow to 4 metres tall by 4 metres wide. Mauve flowers are in large clusters and appear in late spring through the summer.

This plant is spectacular when in flower and a very attractive plant all year round. It is very hardy in most soils and aspects. It is frost hardy to about -7C. There must have been a severe frost in my daughter’s neighbourhood last winter as all the Melaleuca nesophila bushes in the neighbours’ yards were burnt. It is a fast growing screen or feature plant.

 

3 Responses to “Melaleuca nesophila”

  1. Denise says:

    Would this be suitable for growing on the NSW Central Coast? Fairly windy aspect at times.

  2. Corinne says:

    Hi Denise,
    Melaeuca nesophila is frequently used in wind breaks amd hedges. Its only requirement really is good drainage. It grows in clay soils so long as drainage is reasonable. The addition of gypsum helps if this is a problem.

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