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PlantFiles: Weeping Bottlebrush, Bushhouse Paperbark
Melaleuca tamariscina

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melaleuca (me-luh-LOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: tamariscina (tam-ar-is-KEE-nuh) (Info)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral eurokitty On Jun 18, 2006, eurokitty from Seattle, WA (Zone 9b) wrote:

We have two of these trees growing in our backyard that we inherited with the house. It does offer lovely shade, but the trunk is a bit of a contortionist act - it has a tendency to twist and turn into unusual shapes. It also has a strong tendency toward dead wood in our backyard but it could be due to its proximity to a large Brazilian pepper tree (that we've had removed). We have had to have professional tree services come and cut off large chunks of dead wood every couple of years. It's not an unattractive tree but local tree services here have called it a ""junk tree" that many people typically remove because the roots get very large yet stay close to the ground, and therefore can be disruptive.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bradenton, Florida
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Holmes Beach, Florida

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