Melaleuca decussata
Crossed-leaved Honey Myrtle, Totem Poles

Uses: Small Melaleuca with lovely mauve-purple flowers in spring and summer.
Can be clipped and maintained as a hedge or grown as a screen.
Tolerates most well drained soils. There are also a M.decussata 'Dwarf' form available as well as M.decussata 'Fastigata'.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-round Round
  • Height 2-5m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Melaleuca decussata
  • Common Name Crossed-leaved Honey Myrtle, Totem Poles
  • Origin SA, Vic
  • Habit Domed
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Hills, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Mauve, Purple
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Green
  • Flower Type Spikes
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Screen
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Rough
  • Form Small Tree (Up to 7m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region