Honey Myrtles are Australian and New Zealand natives that have been grown in warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world. Most are woody shrubs to medium trees with showy bark, pretty white flowers, and a very wide range of site tolerances. Some species have become invasive under faborable environments and are band in several states, particularly Melaleuca quinquenervia, the Paperbark tre or Cajeput Tree. Several have potential for Texas landscapes, but should be approached cautiously to avoid introducing a noxious weed.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, large shrub, tree, small tree, medium tree
sun, partial sun
Usually white to creamy white; small bottlebrush like spikes.
Small capsules along the stem.
10 ft to 35 ft
10 ft to 25 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Non-Defined Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Non-Defined Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Non-Defined Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Non-Defined Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Non-Defined Fertility Requirements
Most species are drought tolerant once established and some species can tolerate periodic flooding.