Cranbrook Paperbark
Melaleuca pustulata

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melaleuca (me-luh-LOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: pustulata (pus-tew-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 16, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This paperbark is quite rare in the wild, growing in a very limited area of Tasmania. It is a rounded shrub, covered in pale yellow flowers in the spring and having a delightful scent. I grew it from seed when I lived in Tasmania and when I moved to Victoria, I brought seed with me and have three shrubs up to 3 metres high flowering well each year and perfuming the air around them.
The name pustulata results from naming from dried herbarium specimens. The leaves have numerous oil-glands, and when dried, the leaf shrinks around these, leaving the oil-glands appearing as little pustules on the leaves. There are no pustules on the live leaves.