Melaleuca ericifolia Common / Product Name: Swamp Paperbark
Genus Species: Melaleuca ericifolia
Common / Product Name: Swamp Paperbark
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
Height x Width: 2 – 9m x 3m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Cream
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold, needs protection from frost for young plants. Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.