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Melaleuca alternifolia /Tea Tree, Ti Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia   / Melaleuca alternifolia
White flowers resemble those o bottlebrush in texture and shape
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White flowers resemble those o bottlebrush in texture and shape

A closer view of flowers which occur mostly in spring and summer

Foliage and stem are used to produce Tea Oil

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Scientific Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Common Name: Tea Tree, Ti Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Reseeds itself freely and may become and invasive pest. Antiseptic oil produced from stems and leaves have some very useful medical properties.