Commonly called showy honey-myrtle in its native Australia, the Pink Melaleuca is an unusual and picturesque shrub or small flowering accent tree, usually multi-trunked or low branching. It has papery exfoliating bark and bright pink blooms. It blooms best in full sun, tolerates coastal salt spray, desert heat, and rocky soils, and requires little watering.
WATER: Do not allow extended periods completely dry.
SUN: Full sun or partial shade. Give frost protection below 25 °F.
FERTILIZER: Feed with balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season.
REPOTTING: Every two or three years in Spring as new buds extend. DO NOT bare root.
PRUNING: Do not cut back past the last bud as the branch may die. PESTS AND DISEASES: Susceptible to root rot.
PH: Neutral to alkaline soil