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MELALEUCA - PRICKLY-LEAVED TEA TREE

Prickly Leaved Tea Tree (Paperbark) Melaleuca styphelioidesBy John Tann CC BY 2.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Melaleuca styphelioides
Description

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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$2.50 6 Seedling xSmall

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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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