Melaleuca quinquenervia​

COMMON NAME

Paper bark tea tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

NOTES

Typically grows 25-40' tall and to 15-30' wide. This is a narrow, fast-growing (to 6' per year), evergreen tree with a compact crown, slender trunk, pendulous young branches, brownish-white papery bark that peels in layers, leathery lanceolate dull green leaves (to 4" long) and tiny creamy white flowers which bloom in cylindrical bottlebrush-like spikes (to 6" long) from early summer into fall.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and coastal eastern Australia

NATIVE HABITAT

Floodplains and near rivers and estuaries, often on silty soil

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Melaleuca quinquenervia