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Melaleuca styphelioides - Prickly-leaved Paperbark

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Creamy White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: 15-25 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Melaleuca styphelioides (Prickly-leaved Paperbark) - An evergreen tree that can reach 45 or more feet tall with a 25 feet spread. It has an upright habit with a densely branched crown bearing slightly pendulous branches with twisted, light green inch long prickly leaves. The tan-colored bark turns dark gray with age and then peels off. Creamy white flowers appear in clusters in late spring into summer (April-June) here in Santa Barbara with some lingering bloom later. Plant in full sun and irrigate infrequently. This tree is drought tolerant yet tolerates wet heavy soil as well. It is noted as a good lawn tree and thought to be resistant to Oak Root Fungus (Armillaria) and tolerant to smog. Hardy to about 20 degrees F. We have grown this attractive large tree on and off since 1996.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Melaleuca styphelioides.
 
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