Melaleuca linariifolia – Snow in Summer

Usually a hardy tree to about 8 metres in height, used for both home gardens and in landscaping. The white to cream flowers occur in prominent, fluffy clusters which cover the plant in late spring and summer to almost exclude the foliage from view. It is this flowering habit that has given rise to one of the plant’s common names – Snow in Summer.

Proven to be adaptable over a wide range of climates and will tolerate less than perfect drainage. It is often found along watercourses and swamps areas which suffer periodic inundation along the east coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland.

Tolerant of most well-drained soils and situations, frost and extended dry periods once established but won’t flower as profusely during drought times.

Uses: Excellent for windbreaks and screening.

Dimensions: Height: 8 – 10 metres |  Width: 6 – 7 metres

Flowering: Prominent, fluffy, white clusters from late spring and summer. Flowers best in a sunny position.

Aspect: Shade tolerant
Soil type: Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Planting rates: 0.2/m2

Maintenance: Requires little maintenance but it can become woody in the middle if left untrimmed. When stressed particularly drought conditions it is prone to Scale.

Available sizes:  tubestock & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.