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The Rampant Gardener

The Rampant Gardener

Melaleuca fulgens is a common plant in cultivation in both its common, red-flowered form and in several other colours. M.steedmanii, also common in cultivation, is now regarded as a subspecies of M.fulgens. There are also several Melaleuca hybrids in cultivation which have M.fulgens as one parent. These include plants available for many years as purple forms of M.fulgens and M.steedmanii.
The flower clusters of the typical form of this species are of "bottlebrush" configuration, bright red in colour and well displayed. An attractive and unusual form is the "Salmon-pink" flowered form. Subsp. steedmanii also has red flowers in shorter bottlebrush clusters. Subsp. corrugata has cream flowers and is not in cultivation to any great extent. All forms flower in spring.
The leaves are grey green in colour, narrow and around 30mm long.
Although native to a dry summer climate, both subsp. fulgens and subsp. steedmanii have been grown successfully in the wetter summer conditions of Australia's east coast in well drained, sunny positions. They are tolerant of at least moderate frost.
The species responds to annual fertilising after flowering and to an annual light pruning to encourage a bushy shape.
Propagation is easy from both seed and cuttings. Particular colour forms must be propagated from cuttings to ensure that plants true to the parent are obtained.
Melaleuca Fulgens Steedmannii - Steedmanns Honey Myrtle
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Melaleuca Fulgens Steedmannii

Steedmanns Honey Myrtle

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