Melaleuca nesophila

Pink Melaleuca
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Plant Type

Shrub, Tree



Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

20′ x 20′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Drought Resistant, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

13, 16-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate to fast-growing evergreen shrub or small multi-trunked tree to 20’ tall and wide with age. Small round grayish-green leaves are accented with a profusion of 1” wide powder-puff-like pinkish-mauve flowers appearing primarily late-spring through summer with intermittent bloom throughout the year in milder climates. Attracts birds and bees. This highly adaptable species can be grown as a dense formal clipped hedge or screen or left un-pruned to form an open-branched multi-trunked tree where its twisting naturally sculptured appearance reveals its attractive spongy gray to light-brown peeling bark. Thrives in multiple climates in a variety of soil conditions from direct coastal exposure (tolerates sea spray) to the heat of warm inland or desert environments. Requires little water in milder climates and performs best with regular watering in warmer areas. Prefers a full to partial sun exposure.

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