Melaleuca linariifolia

Flaxleaf Paperbark
Flaxleaf Paperbark
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

20-30′ x 20-25′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Resistant, Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Oval

Sunset Garden Zones

9, 13-24, H1

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Fast-growing evergreen tree to 20-30’ tall x 20-25’ wide. This Australian native eventually forms an umbrella-like canopy of dark-green, needle-like leaves accented with an abundance of small, lightly-fragrant, bottle-brush-like white flowers that cloak the attractive foliage in summer. Adding further appeal to this stately species is its spongy, peeling white bark that makes it a popular subject for landscape lighting. Well suited as a large courtyard, street or lawn tree. Juvenile trees are somewhat willowy and may require staking during their initial first and second growing seasons. Tolerates urban conditions and a variety of soil types, provided they’re well-drained, and requires little water once established. Thrives in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 9, 13-24, H1

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