COMMERCIAL NURSERY – NATIVE TREE
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