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Melaleuca linariifolia/Snow-in-Summer

Melaleuca linariifolia / Melaleuca linariifolia
Rough, exfoliating bark on this mature specimen
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Rough, exfoliating bark on this mature specimen

Trunk of the Snow-in-Summer tree

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Scientific Name: Melaleuca linariifolia
Common Name: Snow-in-Summer
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: This tree is native to eastern Australia. White flowers cover the tree in summer, thus its common name, Snow-in-Summer. The rough, flaking bark is another feature of this tree. Reported to tolerate a wide range of soil conditions from dry to even boggy soils. Attracts a large number of insects and birds.