Melaleuca styphelioides
Prickly Paperbark

Uses: Taller more robust melaleuca. Can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape. Better suited to larger parks and gardens.
Can tolerate smog, pollution and saline soils.
Has been used as a street tree in some areas of Australia.
Prickly foliage provides habitat to local wildlife.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-oval Oval
  • Height 4-10m
  • Spread 2-3m
  • Position
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  • Family Mrytaceae
  • Botanical Name Melaleuca styphelioides
  • Common Name Prickly Paperbark
  • Origin NSW, Qld
  • Habit Erect, Dense
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Footslopes, Hills, Watercourse
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Light frost, Heavy frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White, Cream
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Dark-green
  • Flower Type Bottlebrush
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Screen
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Shedding
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)