MELALEUCA gibbosa

Commonly known as Paper bark

Light purple flowers in short dense bottlebrushes
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MELALEUCA gibbosa

 
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  • Evergreen
    Opposite, stalkless leaves to 6mm (¼in) long
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, rounded shrub with rough, fissured grey bark. Flowers are followed by flask-shaped fruit
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    With some midday shade. Shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - restrictive pruning is required after flowering under glass
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects and red spider mite under glass
  • Place of origin
    South and South East Australia, incuding Tasmania
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes - short, dense spikes to 2cm (¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Coastal / windswept
  • Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    under glass use loam-based compost (JI No.2) with added leaf mould
  • Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
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Melaleuca - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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