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Melaleuca quinqinerva – Paperbark Tree Seed
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.