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Melaleuca quinquenervia | Pacific Nurseries

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common Name | Paper Bark Tea Tree
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Melaleuca quinquenervia is a small to medium-sized tree that grows to 25-40′ high. Young growth is hairy with long and short, soft hair. The leaves are arranged alternately and are flat, leathery, lance-shaped in dull grey-green color. The flowers are arranged in spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering. It blooms from spring to early autumn and is followed by fruit which is woody, cylindrical capsules. What is especially interesting about this tree is the unusual, light-colored bark that splits and spreads with growth revealing the new bark beneath peeling layers of older bark.

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 25-40′ High
Growth | 15-30′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Yellow
Light Water
Full Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Low Maintenance | Costal Tolerant | Summer-dry Tolerant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Sizes Grown | 15 gal, 24″ box

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