Genus Species: Melaleuca squarrosa
Common / Product Name: Scented Paperbark
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
Height x Width: 2 – 5m x 1 – 2m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Cream/Yellow
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 -7°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.