Melaleuca viridiflora is a hardy, fast-growing tree that reaches 3-10m in height and naturally grows in
open woodland and swampy areas. This tree is quite spectacular in flower, and stands out in the
lowland forest landscape around Cardwell at this time of year.
Viridiflora means red flowers, however most trees have greenish-cream flowers. Flowers occasionally
Parrots, honeyeaters, bees and other nectar-feeders such as gliders are attracted to the nectar-rich
This tree will grow on a wide range of soils but does best in heavy clays that become waterlogged in the
Melaleuca viridiflora is available from Cassowary Coast Regional Council nurseries in Innisfail & Tully.