Flowers in Australia: 18

Red Honey Myrtle (Hillock Bush) / Melaleuca Hypericifolia

Myrtle Melaleuca Hypericifolia

Ornamental shrub,Β  with bright green leaves and showy terracotta flowers appearing in early summer. Tolerant of most well-drained soils and situations. Foliage damaged by moderate frost. Excellent screen or windbreak as plants respond to pruning. Attracts hummingbirds and makes an excellent cut foliage.

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9 thoughts on “Flowers in Australia: 18

    1. I don’t think they have hummingbirds here like those in S. America – they are more likely to be honey eaters or sunbirds. I have seen birds feeding on the bottlebrush but much larger than a hummingbird.

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