Melaleuca linariifolia

Botanical Name: Melaleuca linariifolia

Phonetic: Mel-uh-LOO-kuh lin-Air-ee-i-foal-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Flaxleaf Paperbark/Snow-in-Summer/Narrow-leaf Paperbark/Narrow-leaf Tea-tree

Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Eastern Australia
Plant Type: Perennial tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, narrow and flat
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Pale bluish-green leaves
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft (billowy)
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Late Spring (for 2-3 weeks) 
Flower Color(s): White

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9a-11
Climate Zone(s): 9, 13-24
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate                           
Height: 20-30 Feet
Spread: 20-25 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: May be subject to web worm and sooty mould infestations
Soil: Moderately moist, adaptable to many soil types

Features: Dense, rounded shape, showy flowers, flowers create an effect of “snow”, attractive thick, white to tan, papery bark, handsome canopy tree, tolerates intense heat and sun, very adaptable but needs regular moisture, attracts bees and butterflies, used for essential oils
Uses: Street tree, yard specimen, park tree, greenbelt tree

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