Melaleuca filifolia
Wiry Honey-myrtle

Uses: In verges, median streets, parks and reserves. Planted singly as an ornamental in mixed plantings or en-mass as a low barrier or informal hedge.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.
Prune after flowering for dense habit.
Requires well-drained soils.
Cultural use: Indigenous peoples used nearly every part of this genus in their day-to-day lives. Fibre and bark for clothing and swaddling babies, drinks made from the nectar, wood and stems for implements and to construct shelters.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.8-1m
  • Spread 1-1.5m
  • Position
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  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Melaleuca filifolia
  • Common Name Wiry Honey-myrtle
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Dwarf, Erect to spreading
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Wind
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Pink
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)