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Swamp Paperbark

Family: MYRTACEAE

Genus: Melaleuca

Species: rhaphiophylla

A very common tree of swamp areas in the south west of WA but just as much at home in the garden with its white paperbark trunk and small, green leaf canopy. Produces white flowers from late winter to late spring. Can be pruned to shape when young. Will tolerate salt.

Pronunciation: Mel-a-lew-ka

Origin

WA Native

Garden type

Mediterranean, Native

Size

H: more than 800cm W: 400 to 800cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

spring, winter

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


White

Cream

Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance

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