Also called Pink Melaleuca and Showy Honey Myrtle this native of Australia is another Melaleuca that loves our area. Leaves are small leathery and obovate and the bark is light brown and spongy. The pom pom mauve flowers are profuse and look like something from the Dr. Seuss story about Tuffula trees. Main bloom season is in the spring.
Pink Melaleuca takes full sun, sand, salt spray and wind. It does not need much water when established. It makes a fine tight shrub, manicured hedge or smallish tree with pruning.
Although this tree is not fussy about soil or wind, it is prone to laying over in sandy soil as it gets larger. Perhaps keeping as a small shrub would help the stabilize the roots in sandy soil.
8-12 feet wide