Melaleuca quinqinerva – Paperbark Tree Seed
***Price includes postage***
Sorry, we cannot supply seeds to Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, NT
To save on excess packaging, if ordering multiples of this product, they will be put into one seed packet, unless otherwise specified in the “Order Notes” section of the checkout.
A medium sized to tall tree, growing from 8 to 25 metres tall and 5 to 10 metres wide, with lovely thick soft papery bark in cream to brown shades. The growth is spreading and makes a beautiful feature tree, and flowers with white to cream bottlebrushes in late summer and autumn, attracting nectar eating wildlife. It withstands both very wet conditions and dryness, frost to -5, useful for windbreaks and as a street tree. Can be pruned to a single trunk or to a branching tree. As it is a large plant, care needs to be taken as the root system could become a problem. The leaves can be used to make cineole-rich essential oil for various pharmaceutical uses, the bark was traditionally used for wrapping food for cooking, lining cradles, to stuff pillows and as emergency bandages. When people lose their marbles and there is no toilet paper in shops, the bark could be a useful substitute (but like wet wipes, not suitable for sewer systems!)
Approximately 100 + seeds per pack. The seed is fine, sow on seed raising mix and keep moist to boggy.
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We can only sell our products to Australian customers. All products apart from the seeds have the postage prices included in the price. Seeds have a flat $10 postage charge which will be added at the checkout. Multiple packets of seeds can be ordered for the $10 postage charge.
Please Note: Seeds can be sent to all Australian states with the exception of Tasmania.
PLANTS can only be sent to Queensland, NSW, The ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. WE CANNOT SEND PLANTS TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WEST AUSTRALIA OR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY due to quarantine restrictions!