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Paper Bark

Melaleuca spp.

Also known as

Honey Myrtle, Bottlebrush

Melaleuca linearifolia leaves and flowers by Geoff Derrin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A Melaleuca tree in full flower
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A close up of some pink flowers on a Melaleuca plant

Paper Bark Overview

Melaleuca is a genus of around 381 evergreen trees and shrubs in the Myrtaceae family endemic to Australia and Malesia where they grow in a range of habitats including waterlogged areas, saline swamps and regions that are occasionally destroyed by forest fires. They resemble Banksia species because of their showy bottlebrush flowers and some are popular in cultivation as they can form dense screens that makes them useful as hedging specimens.

Common problems with Paper Bark

How to propagate Paper Bark



Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Paper Bark

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Paper Bark

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

Summer Flowering Shrubs

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