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Paperbark Tree

Paperbark Tree

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Regular price $4.75 AUD
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Plant Details
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Care Information

Expected Height Range:

10 m - 20 m

Spread Range:

5 m - 10 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Specimen plant, Privacy screening, and Erosion control

Flower Season/s:

Spring and Summer

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



Native to coastal and swampy regions along the eastern coast of Australia, from New South Wales to Queensland. Its natural habitat includes wetlands, riverbanks, and coastal swamps, where it often forms extensive forests.

Leaf information:

Lance-shaped, dark green leaves that are aromatic when crushed

Preferred Soil:

Adapts to a wide range of soil types but thrives in moist, well-drained soils. It is particularly suited for areas that are prone to waterlogging.

Known for its distinctive paper-like bark, which peels away in layers, and its capacity to thrive in wet conditions this tree is an excellent choice for waterlogged areas or rain gardens. Its fluffy white to cream flowers, which bloom in clusters, not only add beauty to the landscape but also attract a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. This species is appreciated for its environmental resilience, ability to improve soil stability, and its role in creating habitats for wildlife.

Care Considerations:

While it is drought-resistant once established, it performs best in moist conditions. No fertilisation is required, but a general-purpose fertiliser can be applied. Pruning is generally not necessary, except to remove any damaged or diseased branches and to maintain desired shape or size.
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