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MELALEUCA viridiflora Burgundy


A small tree with broad pointed foliage, graceful weeping habit, bears masses of striking burgundy coloured flowers, important honey producing treeA very diverse group of Australian native plants growing from prostrate ground covers to large trees, however most of the species are small to large shrubs with dense fine foliage, a very adaptable group particularly to areas with heavy clay soils or poor drainage in the full sun, an important group for the production of nectar for honey bees and the distillation of essential oils for medicinal and cosmetic industries, prune and fertilise after flowering in autumn and spring to maintain fresh appearance

HEIGHT AND SHAPE
Medium Tree: 8 to 15 metres
Weeping Shape
BOTANICAL FEATURES
Evergreen
Australian Native
Flowers
Foliage
Trunk
LANDSCAPE THEMES
Australian Native
Seaside
Tropical Formal
FLOWER FEATURES
Red Flowers
Flowers for Shape
Flowers in Autumn
Flowers in Winter
OTHER FEATURES
Foliage for Shape
TUBS/POTS/PATIOS
SPECIAL USES
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside
For Erosion Control
For Revegetation
Is Fast Growing
Is Fauna Attracting
CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Heavy/ Clay Soil
Needs Well Drained Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Salty Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Drought
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat
 

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