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PlantFiles: Cranbrook Paperbark
Melaleuca pustulata

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

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh 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.



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