Melaleuca - Prickly-leaved Tea Tree

Melaleuca styphelioides

Prickly Leaved Tea Tree (Paperbark) Melaleuca styphelioides By John Tann [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

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This plant has peeling, light tan bark that forms as extremely thin sheets, papery, and the layers exfoliate in large sheets. As the bark ages, it turns charcoal, but most often the bark is peeled away before that occurs.

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Specifications of Melaleuca - Prickly-leaved Tea Tree

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage, Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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