Melaleuca alternifolia

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Description

Myrtaceae. A tall shrub or small tree with a bushy crown and papery bark. The short leaves have prominent oil glands and are rich in aromatic oil, which is the source of Tea Tree Oil. Many-flowered spikes of white flowers

Can be grown in a wide range of soils, but performs best in well-drained but moist soil in full sun. It responds well to heavy pruning. Tea trees are drought-tolerant, but are not frost-tolerant.

Ht. 7m.  Eastern Australia.   *

Additional information

Weight 1 g