Melaleuca nodosa – Prickly-leaved Paperbark

Melaleuca nodosa, Prickly-leaved Paperbark is a medium to tall shrub that may reach a height of 3 metres. Leaves are narrow, rigid and prickly (hence the common name). Flowers are profuse and carried in dense, globular heads. They are deep yellow to white and appear in the leaf axils and at the ends of branches. Melaleuca nodosa is a colourful if rather prickly shrub. It is best not planted near passageways because of the spiky foliage.

Uses: Native gardens, roadsides.

Dimensions: Height: 3 metres |  Width: 2.5 metres

Flowering: Profuse heads of white or yellow flowers. Flowering begins in October and extends into early summer.

Aspect: Full sun to part shade
Soil type: Tolerates poor soils
Planting rates: 2 to 4/m2.

Maintenance: Responds to annual fertilising after flowering and to an annual light pruning to encourage a bushy shape.

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