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FLAXLEAF PAPERBARK
Melaleuca linariifolia

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Los Gatos, CA and Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Tolerates smog and saline soils.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Eastern Australia.

A Melaleuca linariifolia in Santa Cruz, CA is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 21 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 121 inches and a crown spread of 26 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

FLAXLEAF PAPERBARK, CAJEPUT TREE, SNOW-IN-SUMMER

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, Blue Green or Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Striking Cream, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9 and 13 - 24; H1.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Chlorosis, 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.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Melaleuca linariifolia Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/melaleuca-linariifolia >

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