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WHITE FEATHER HONEY MYRTLE
Melaleuca decora

Melaleuca decora

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General Notes

Tolerant of the coast and poors soils. However, prefers moisture.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 6 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Cream or White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown or Gray Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Light Brown or White, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9 and 13 - 24; H1.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone and Medium in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Chlorosis, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca decora Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-decora >

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