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  Melaleucas

Melaleuca decussata 'Mauve Paperbark'
Melaleuca armillaris 'Bracelet Honey Myrtle'

Origin:Vic, NSW. Tasmanian provenance.

Very neat rounded shrub 2.5-3.0m height. Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Moderately wind firm. White flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required.

Features: Bird attracting.

 

Melaleuca decussata 'Mauve Paperbark'

Origin: Vic, SA. Tasmanian provenance.

Dense rounded shrub 1.5-1.8m height. Width 2.0-2.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade - best flowering in full sun. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Mauve flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting.

 
Melaleuca diosmifolia 'Lime Green Bottlebrush'

Origin: NSW, Qld. Tasmanian provenance.

Very neat rounded shrub 2.5 height. Width 3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate very fast. Use for screen, shelter, specimen. Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Lime green bottlebrush flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required- clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Masses of limegreen bottlebrush flowers. Bird and butterfly attracting.

Melaleuca ericifolia 'Swamp Paperbark'

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW. Tasmanian provenance.

Large bushy shrub 3.0-4.0m height. Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate very fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils - very wet to very dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Pure white flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required.

Features: Bird attracting. Good bird nesting shrub. One of the hardiest native shrubs. Suits coastal conditions.

Feature Codes: ABDIbcTU
Seeds per gram: 10000+

 
Melaleuca ericifolia nana 'Swamp Paperbark'

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW. Tasmanian provenance.

Very dense rounded shrub 1.8-2.5m height, Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Pure white flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required.

Features: Bird attracting - nectar feeders. Good bird nesting shrub. One of the hardiest native shrubs.

Melaleuca gibbosa 'Small Leaf Paperbark'

Origin: Tas, SA, Vic. Tasmanian provenance.

Dense rounded shrub 1.0-1.2m. Width 1.5-2.0m. growth rate very fast. Evergreen. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant but will also take very wet conditions. Very wind firm. Purple flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting. Compact bun shape.

Feature Codes: ABDIcPTU
Seeds per gram: 10000+

 
Melaleuca hypericifolia ' Dotted Melaleuca'

Origin: Vic, NSW. Tasmanian origin.

Rounded shrub 2.0-3.0m height. Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Moderately frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. orange-red flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting.

 
Melaleuca linariifolia ' Snow in Summer'

Origin: East coast NSW, Southern Qld. Tasmanian provenance.

Very dense rounded large shrub to small tree 4.0-8.0m height. Width 3.0-4.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast with summer water, medium without. Use for screen, windbreak, hedge, specimen and avenues. Any soil. Will cope with wet feet. Vull sun. Very frost hardy - young plants can be tender. Very drought resistant once established. Very wind firm. White flowers in Summer. Prune as required for shape. Can be clipped as a hedge.

Features: Often has showy pink or red young growth. Source of most commercial tea tree oil.

 
Melaleuca nesophila 'Showy Honey Myrtle'

Origin: Western Australia. Tasmanian provenance.

Very neat rounded shrub 2.0-2.5m height. Width 2.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, hedge and specimen. Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Mauve flowers in Summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting. Good coastal species. Long flowering.

 

Melaleuca pallida 'Lemon Bottlebrush' (was Callistemon pallidus)

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW. Tasmanian provenance.

Dense columnar shrub 2.5-3.0m height (can be taller). Width 2.0-2.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for screen, windbreak, hedge and specimen. Any soil - wet or dry. Full sun to partial shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought resistant once established. Very wind firm. Yellow flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required- can be clipped as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting - honey eaters and parrots. Butterfly attracting. Good honey species. Young growth pink/red.

 

Feature Codes: CHP
Seeds per gram: 25,000

 
Melaleuca pallida 'River Bottlebrush' (syn. Callistemon paludosa)

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW. Tasmanian provenance.

Dense columnar shrub 2.5-3.0m height (can be taller). Width 2.0-2.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for screen, windbreak, hedge and specimen. Any soil - prefers wetter soils. Full sun to partial shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought resistant once established. Very wind firm. Yellow flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required- can be clipped as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting - honey eaters and parrots. Butterfly attracting. Good honey species. Young growth pink/red.

Melaleuca pustulata 'Sweet Scented Paperbark'

Origin: Tasmanian Endemic (East Coast)

Very neat rounded shrub 2.5-3.0m height. Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen and specimen. Any soils including very dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Pale yellow flowers in Spring. Pruning not required.

Features: Bird attracting. Very highly perfumed. Threatened Tasmanian species.

Feature Codes: BCOX
Seeds per gram: 10000+

Melaleuca squamea 'Swamp Paperbark'

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW, SA. Tasmanian provenance.

Very neat rounded shrub 1.5-2.0m height. Width 1.0-1.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for shelter, screen, hedge and specimen. any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Yellow flowers in Spring And Summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting.

Feature Codes: BEFHIceJNPST
Seeds per gram: 10000+

Melaleuca squarrosa 'Scented Paperbark'

Origin: Tas, Vic, NSW, SA. Tasmanian provenance.

Very neat erect or spreading shrub 2.5-3.m height. Width 1.5-2.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate very fast. Use for shelter,screen,hedge or specimen. Any soils -wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Pale yellow flowers in Spring and summer. Prune as required. Clips very well as a hedge.

Features: Bird attracting. Butterfly attracting. Heavily scented yellow flowers.

Feature Codes: BDEFHIceNPST

 
Melaleuca styphelioides 'True Paperbark'

Origin: Vic, NSW, Qld. Tasmanian provenance.

Very dense conical small tree 4.0-8.0m height. Width 3.0-4.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate medium. Use for screen, windbreak, hedge, specimen and avenues. Any soil - will cope with wet feet. Full sun. Very frost hardy. Very drought resistant once established. Very wind firm. White flowers in Summer. Prune as required for shape. Can be clipped as a hedge.

Features: Very ornamental and useable papery bark. Ornamental white trunk.

 

Melaleuca virens (syn.Callistemon viridflorus) 'Mountain Bottlebrush'

Origin: Tasmanian endemic species.

Rounded small shrub 1.5m-2.0m (occasionally taller). Growth rate moderate. Evergreen. Use for screen, windbreak, hedge and specimen planting. Any soil - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade. Extremely frost hardy. Moderately drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Flowers in Spring and Summer. Prune as required - can be clipped as a hedge.

Features: Good honey species. Young growth pink/red. Bird attracting - honey eaters and parrots. Butterfly attracting.

Feature Codes: EFHIeJNTX
Seeds per gram: 25,000

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The feature codes used above are as follows:

A Coastal exposure; beach frontage, dunes or cliffs.  J Sub-alpine to alpine; Areas above montane, often treeless.
B Coastal heath; sandy soils, high wind exposure, low nutrient levels.  K Grasslands.
C Dry sclerophyll forest; rocky, poor soil types; very good drainage, low rainfall.  Ka Coastal dune systems.
D Riverbank and riparian; associated with streams and rivers.  Kb Lowland savannah; open grassland and grassy open forests.
E Widespread; distributed over much of the state.  Kc Montane grasslands, heaths and herbfields.
F Wet sclerophyll/eucalyptus forest; deep fertile soils; rainfall 1000-1500mm per year.  Kd Alpine tussock grasslands and herbfields.
G Temperate rainforest, myrtle forest; rainfall in excess of 1500mm per year.  N Frost hardy; tolerant of frosts to at least minus 7.0 degrees C.
H Montane; plateau vegetation including high altitude eucalyptus forests.  O Drought tolerant.
I Swamps and bogs.  P Shade tolerant; indicates tolerance of full or partial (P) shade.
Ia Coastal saltmarsh; dominated by succulents, grasses and sedges; very saline.  Q Edible; various plant parts.
Ib Brackish coastal and estuarine.  R Poisonous (where known).
Ic Freshwater swamps and soaks.  S Pioneer species.
Id Moving water (freshwater).  T Tolerant of poor drainage.
Ie Buttongrass sedgelands; poor drainage; high fire frequency; high rainfall.  U Salt tolerant.
If Alpine moors and bogs.  X Tasmanian endemic species.