SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Leaning Pine Arboretum - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Pink Melaleuca is an unusual and picturesque shrub or small flowering accent tree, usually multi-trunked or low branching. It blooms best in full sun, tolerates coastal salt spray, desert heat and rocky soils, and requires little watering.
Native to Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
PINK MELALEUCA, SHOWY HONEY-MYRTLE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Lavender, Rose, White or Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, 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 Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Striking Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13 and 16 - 24; H1.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
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.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca nesophila Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-nesophila >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI