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Snow-in-Summer, Flax-leaved Paperbark
Scientific Name: Melaleuca linariifolia Sm.
Family: Myrtaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9,13-24
USDA: 9-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Australia (New South Wales and southern Queensland) in wet areas

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, round-headed, up to 25 feet tall (8 m) or more; attractive tan, shredding bark; linear, gray-green leaves, 1 to 1.5 inches long (2.5-3.7 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate to regular water, needs enough water to bloom well, tolerates poor drainage, dislikes drought

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

This is the main source for Melaleuca Oil.

There are several named varieties, often grown as shrub:
-"Snowstorm", a shrub to 1.5 metres.
-"Sea Foam" , a larger plant to 2.5 metres.

Cultural Practices:
The rootball is fragile when transplanting, handle with care.

Blooming Habits:
Small white flowers in clouds of fluffy clusters, 2 inches across (5 cm) in late spring or early summer, looking like snow on the branches.

Fruiting Habits:

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