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Melaleuca alternifolia - Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia is will grow up to be a large shrub or small tree, growing up to 20 feet tall and sprawling till you tell it not to go further. The plant has been used medicinally, hence the common name. The creamy white flowers and foliage are fragrant. Melaleuca alternifolia is tolerant of most soil types and can handle boggy winter conditions. Melaleuca alternifolia is drought tolerant if the groundwater is not too far away. Plants do not tolerate shade, full sun makes them happy. It seems like Melaleuca alternifolia is almost always blooming. Melaleuca alternifolia Winter is hardy to something below 20°F

Melaleuca alternifolia, Tea Tree

Creamy White flowers of Melaleuca alternifolia - Tea Tree. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Melaleuca genus featured on this site:
Melaleuca alternifolia
Melaleuca elliptica
Melaleuca hypericifolia
Melaleuca incana
Melaleuca quinquenervia
Melaleuca thymifolia