SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Tolerates smog and saline soils. Prickly leaves are sharp.
Native to Southern and Southeastern Australia.
Additional Common Names
DROOPING MELALEUCA, BRACELET HONEY-MYRTLE TREE
Erect or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Gray Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Gray, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca armillaris Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 3, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-armillaris >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI