Plant of the Month_ Melaleuca styphelioides,

Plant of the Month: Melaleuca styphelioides, Prickly leaved Paperbark

Plant of the Month

Flowering now at a Hunter location near you!

The Prickly leaved paperbark produces masses of creamy pale yellow flowers attracting birds, bees and butterflies.  The prickly foliage provides nesting sites for small native birds.   It is a medium tree to a maximum height of 20m.  It is widespread in NSW and occurs in tableland and coastal areas north of Nowra into Queensland.

M. styphelioides grows along stream banks and low-lying areas and will handle saline soils.  In its natural environment, has a long life span of up to 100 years.

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