Melaleuca nervosa Myrtaceae

Form and Size: A straggly small tree, 4-10m high

Distribution: Across the northern part of Australia and extending south in Qld. to the Wide Bay district;
in open forests and woodlands or seasonally inundated areas

Leaves: Oval, dull grey-green, stiff, leathery, 5-7 longitudinal veins, 5-10.5cm x 1-2.5cm; new growth hairy

Bark: Creamy-grey, fibrous, papery layers

Flowers: Creamy-green, cream, yellow-green or occasionally red; borne on dense cylindrical spikes 4-10cm x 3-3.5cm, carried in groups of 1-4

Flowering Period: April to September

Fruit: Capsules, woody, cup-shaped, 0.2- 0.3cm x 0.2-0.3cm

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. A widespread species, which should tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions