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)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton Beach, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Holmes Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.