Thyme honey myrtle. Smaller shrub usually to 4’ with an equal spread, bearing stiff, narrowly elliptic, miniature leaves resembling those of thyme. The bark is flaky with a cork-like texture, and the pink flowers in clusters have feather-like segments, quite different from the usual bottlebrush appearance. Like other Melaleucas, it is tolerant of many soil types and garden situations in California. Australia.