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.
*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 careGrows 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|
|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
- 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
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.
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