Melaleuca ericifolia|Swamp Paperbark

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Dense or open upright suckering shrub or small tree. Papery bark.
Size (W x H)
3m x 2-9m
Small narrow leaves, either singly or rings of 3, 7-19mm x c. 1mm, tip blunt. Glands indistinct on lower surface.
Plant covered in short terminal flower spikes to 17mm long and more than 1cm wide. Small woody capsule.
Flower colour
Flower time
October to November
Growing conditions
Moist to wet swampy conditions, forming thickets. Frost tolerant. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
Forms a dense copse in moist to wet areas. Can be restricted in size and spread when planted in drier areas. Screening plant. Prolific flowerer.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
Attracts frogs
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory