Melaleuca subfalcata

Uses: A hardy ornamental small to large shrub. Can be used as a background plant in larger mixed plantings or as a screen, windbreak or informal hedge.
Attracts native birds and insects. Requires well-drained soils. Responds to pruning to promote bushier growth.
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 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.5-3m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Mrytaceae
  • Botanical Name Melaleuca subfalcata
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Erect to spreading, Dense
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Gravel, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Pink
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Bottlebrush
  • Purpose Wind protection, Screen, Ornamental, Habitat, Bush food
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)