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Care of the plant Melaleuca linariifolia or Snow In Summer.

Care of the plant Melaleuca linariifolia or Snow In Summer

The genus Melaleuca, family Myrtaceae, comprises 200 species of shrubs and small trees native to Australia. Some species are: Melaleuca linariifolia, Melaleuca huegelii, Melaleuca ericifolia, Melaleuca nesophila, Melaleuca megacephala, Melaleuca styphelioides, Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca armillaris, Melaleuca viridiflora.

Common names: Snow In Summer, Flax-leaved paperbark, Narrow-leaved paperbark. This species is native to eastern Australia.

They are shrubs or small trees with a wide crown and papery bark that reach 3-5 meters in height. The leaves are similar to those of flax and are arranged in a spiral on the branches. The flowers are very abundant and appear in cylindrical spikes of white or cream color. Flowering lasts a few days but is very attractive.

They are used as windbreak screens, as isolated specimens and in bushy groups.

Melaleuca linariifolia grows in full sun or light shade exposure. They resist occasional frosts.

These plants can grow in all types of soils except calcareous soils.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to dry. They resist drought and waterlogging.

Fertilize with compost in late winter.

Prune after flowering to control growth or maintain an arboreal appearance.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring or by cuttings in summer or spring.

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Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca linariifolia
 

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