Melaleuca alternifolia
TEA TREE, OIL TEA TREE
Myrtaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
7m
Plant habit
 
4m

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Melaleuca alternifolia
TEA TREE, OIL TEA TREE
Myrtaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
7m
Plant habit
 
4m

FEATURES

Flowers: white

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: crossed leaf arrangement

Bark & Stems: white papery bark


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits bush, coastal & mediterranean designs

Uses: shade tree, informal screen, formal screen, windbreak

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: bird attracting






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