Melaleuca linariifolia

Flaxleaf Paperbark
Flaxleaf Paperbark
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

20-30′ x 20-25′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


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


Sunset Garden Zones

9, 13-24, H1

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


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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