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Drought tolerant plants

Melaleuca hypericifolia

Melaleuca hypericifolia

Kings Park Special, a common Callistemon street tree in Pearcedale.

Kings Park Special, a common Callistemon street tree in Pearcedale.

 

Melaleuca hypericifolia is one of those plants that is so undemanding and yet beautiful with or without flowers. It is a very similar flower to the Callistemon. Like the Callistemon it is suitable to make into hedges or windbreaks, though mine is stands solitary near the front entrance. The birds love it. I like the way this plant has a gentle colour and is more unassuming than the Callistemon, that shouts to be noticed.

Callistemon hedge at Pearcedale Primary School

Callistemon hedge at Pearcedale Primary School

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