In the Garden
Highly prized as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens throughout Australia, Melaleuca armillaris is an attractive small tree/shrub that will do well in most soil types and will cope well in dryer conditions or in a pot.
Melaleuca armillaris, known as the Bracelet honey myrtle, is a plant native to South Australia and Victoria. This variety ranges from a large shrub to a small weeping tree growing to 5 meters (16 ft) in height, but much smaller in pots. It has distinctive decumbent branching and twigs with narrow linear leaves 1mm wide. Flowers are arranged in cylindrical inflorescences, with conspicuous staminal claws 5-6mm long. They are extremely attractive to native birds.