Melaleuca latertitia or 'robin red breast bush' is a native of the South West of Western Australia and as such experiences long dry summer seasons. Melaleuca lateritia has adapted well to the the more humid and wet summers of the Eastern States where it is quite extensively planted in gardens and in shelterbelts.
Robin red breast bush has soft green foliage, grows to around 2 metres, and produces masses of orange-red bottlebrush flowers in Spring. This most attractive plant responds well to harsh pruning from time to time. Adaptable to a wide range of soils and conditions.
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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)