A dense, quick growing groundcover, carpeting or mounding shrub. Bright green foliage is highlighted in spring and summer with brilliant bird-attracting orange-red brushes. Plant as an undershrub, or to cascade down walls or steep slopes. Excellent for coastal gardens where it will provide protection for small plants just being established.
Note- Melaleuca hypericifolia has become a pest plant on the south coast of Victoria where it can displace the local vegetation. It is advisable not to plant it next to natural bushland.