Melaleuca quinquenervia - Plant

melaleuca quinquenervia - plant
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Melaleuca quinquenervia, commonly known as broad-leaved paperbark, the paper bark tea tree, punk tree or niaouli, is a small- to medium-sized tree of the allspice family, Myrtaceae.

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

Water: medium

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

Special Feature:
Not recommended for planting in areas where it is likely to be invasive.
Medicinal use:
  • Entomology

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

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