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Melaleuca linariifolia Seafoam

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Melaleuca linariifolia Seafoam Snow in Summer, Narrow Leaved Paperbark, Flax Leaved Paperbark,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Spreading

Medium native spreading shrub with soft, fine dense foliage. A profusion of white flowers produced in Spring and Summer. Nectar feeding bird attracting, this shrub is useful for coastal gardens used as a feature plant or a screen. Grows approx. 2-2.5m tall x 2-3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Verge, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: High