SelecTree: Tree Detail
WHITE FEATHER HONEY MYRTLE
Tolerant of the coast and poors soils. However, prefers moisture.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Eastern Australia.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca decora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-decora >