• Melaleuca Quinquenervia is a medium size tree with a magnificent branching canopy formation



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Description

•  Melaleuca Quinquenervia is a medium size tree with a magnificent branching canopy formation

•  Reaches a height of 12m and width of 4m

•  Melaleuca Quinquenervia trunk has a distinct ‘papery bark’ texture 

•  Crushing the flat and leathery foliage releases a scent of aromatic oils 

•  The tree may be found in the following habitats; riparian areas, dune systems, swamp forests, mangroves and wetlands

•  Favours acidic soils and will suit poorly drained soils (clay and sand)

•  Highly suitable as an erosion control plant species  

•  Moderate to fast growth rate

•  Highly suitable for areas prone to coastal salty winds and drought condition

•  Prefers full sun conditions

•  Spectacular white ‘bottlebrush-like’ flowers are noticeable from summer to autumn

•  Ecological role provides a habitat for native birds and bats (Rainbow and Scaly-breasted Lorikeets, Little Friarbirds, 

Lewin’s rail)

•  Groups of tiny woody capsules (fruit) form on distinct spikes

•  Distribution occurs from North Eastern Qld to the South East Coast of NSW

How to look after this plant

•  Prefers full sun

•  When planting tree into ground, dig a slow release native fertiliser (low phosphorous formulation) into soil to provide 

plant with essential nutrients, encourage healthy plant growth and increase flowering. Slow release fertiliser will generally 

last up to 6 months, reapply between 5-6 months to continue plant growth 

•  Water every 2-3 days a week for the first month when planted. Cut back watering to once or twice a week after the first 

month (avoid over watering)

•  Lightly prune after the flowering season to increase the foliage growth 

•  If soil is low in organic matter, dig compost into existing soil to develop valuable humus around your plant.

 For clay soils, dig gypsum and garden soil into the existing ground to encourage drainage. 

•  Once tree is established, plant will be capable of drought conditions

•  Dig hole for plant twice the size of the plant pot

•  Break up soil where root ball of plant will sit to allow room for roots to grow efficiently

•  Spread a 100mm deep layer of mulch around tree (keep a 150mm clearance around trunk) to prevent weeks and 

retain moisture within soil

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Melaleuca 

Quinquenervia

Common Name: Broadleaf Paperbark



Family - Myrtaceae


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