Showy honey-myrtle (Melaleuca nesophila) belongs to Myrtaceae (the Myrtle family). It is a small evergreen tree that is native to Western Australia. This tree is hardy and adaptable, grows in sand or dense scrubs, and up to 4.5-6 m in height. The bark is grayish-white and papery. The leaves are arranged alternately, elliptic to narrow ovate, 11-26 mm long. The lavender to rose pink "pom-pom" flowers bloom a long period from spring to mid-summer. The fruit is woody capsule.