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Melaleuca leucadendron

Paper Bark Tree

Cajeput Tree
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Melaleuca leucadendron
Principal Common Name Paper Bark Tree
Common Name(s) Cajeput Tree
Synonym
Description This upright open tree is best known for its thick spongy peeling white bark.
General Comments This plant is also sold as M. quinqenervia
Origin
Nativity Australia
Height Range 20 - 0 FT
Spread Range 15 - 0 FT
Flower Showy
Warning
Sunset Zones 9 : 12 : 13 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Shiny : Stiff
Form Small Tree
Flower Color White : Yellow
Flower Time Summer : Fall
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Bark : Color : Drought tolerant : Form

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