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HEATH MELALEUCA
Melaleuca ericifolia

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Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Tolerates and saline soils. Good multi-trunked tree.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

HEATH MELALEUCA, SWAMP PAPERBARK

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Gray Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Exfoliating, Fibrous or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca ericifolia Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 10, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-ericifolia >

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