Melaleuca quinquenervia - Plant
Common name: river tea tree
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: June to October
Height: 25.00 to 40.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Native to USDA Zones 9-11 where it thrives in moist wetland areas. Grows well in lowland areas, swamps, along river banks and in locations with standing water, but also tolerates drier upland soils. Best in full sun. Seed is disbursed by wind and water.
Sunlight: Full Su
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 24° to 18
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- 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
Not recommended for planting in areas where it is likely to be invasive.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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