Melaleuca hypericifolia occurs naturally in the South East Coast Region of New South Wales but is cultivated extensively throughout temperate Australia. Melaleuca hypericifolia is one of the most widely cultivated of all the Melaleucas. This species has relatively broad foliage, cylindrial red flowers in Spring and has a somewhat weeping habit.
Hillock bush will usually grow to around the 2 metres plus range, and is reasonably shade tolerant making it a suitable inclusion in any mixed screening system. This species will also tolerate wet conditions but not permenant inundation. Hillock bush is regarded as being reliable over a wide range of conditions. Bird attracting.
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)