This is a very compact evergreen shrub with clusters of tiny hot pink flowers in spring-autumn. ‘Cotton Candy’ is even smaller than the species, with brighter green foliage. It likes a little more water than most Melaleucas, especially when in bloom. The flowers are also a strange cross between those of a bottlebrush and a Grevillea, in part because the blooms are not all nicely lined up, instead making more of a powder puff.
It can supposedly get to be about 4′ tall and wide, but right now, its size would say otherwise. It is meant to take well to pruning.
Pronunciation: me-luh-LOO-kuh ty-mih-FOH-lee-uh
Species Meaning: Having leaves like Thymus
Melaleuca thymifolia is native to Australia.
Moderately frost tolerant, salt and drought resistant. Most well drained soils. Full sun or part shade.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21034
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.