Melaleuca quinquenervia - Plant

The tree has a long flexible trunk with irregular ascending branches.

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About Melaleuca quinquenervia

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

The tree has a long flexible trunk with irregular ascending branches, covered with a pale thick, lamellated bark it is soft and spongy and from time to time throws off its outer layer in flakes; leaves entire, linear, lanceolate, ash color, alternate on short foot-stalks. White stalkless flowers occur on long spikes, reminiscent of bottle-brush.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Cajuput Tree, Fine leaf melaleuca, Punk tree, Swamp tea tree, White tea tree, Whitewood, Shitanshu
Maximum Reachable Height 25 to 40 feet
Flower Colour Creamy white
Bloom Time June to October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Melaleuca quinquenervia 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 Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil Moist wetland
    Temperature 16 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Melaleuca quinquenervia special feature

    Not recommended for planting in areas where it is likely to be invasive.

    Melaleuca quinquenervia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Melaleuca quinquenervia ?

    Melaleuca quinquenervia is commonly known as Cajuput Tree, Fine leaf melaleuca, Punk tree, Swamp tea tree, White tea tree, Whitewood, Shitanshu

    How tall do Melaleuca quinquenervia grow?

    On average Melaleuca quinquenervia grows 25 to 40 feet

    What color are Melaleuca quinquenervia ?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia plant bears flowers of color Creamy white

    When Melaleuca quinquenervia blooms?

    With enough light, Melaleuca quinquenervia may produce Creamy white flowers in June to October

    How hard is Melaleuca quinquenervia to grow?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Melaleuca quinquenervia need?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Melaleuca quinquenervia need?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Melaleuca quinquenervia need?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia prefers Moist wetland

    What temperature does a Melaleuca quinquenervia like?

    A Melaleuca quinquenervia prefers 16 to 30 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Melaleuca quinquenervia ?

    To encourage Melaleuca quinquenervia growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Friday, 25 October 2019

    I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.

    jagruti patel

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