Melaleuca gibbosa (is a bushy frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with pink flowers in mid Summer, early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are , ) . It has average drought tolerance and high flood tolerance.
Melaleuca gibbosa grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 2m / 6.6ft and spread of 2m / 6.6ft. It can take 6-10 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf. Scented when crushed.
Attracting adult butterflies, attractive foliage, borders, drought resistant, flowering shrub, low maintenance and wetland or bog.
Salt/sea spray (high).
Melaleuca gibbosa has brown bark with a flaky texture.
Propagation techniques include seed.
Australia, South Australia. Australia, Tasmania.-8°C / 17.6F to 6-10 years 2m / 6.6ft 2m / 6.6ft
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|Specific epithet ?||gibbosa|
|Small leaf paperbark (Ireland), Slender honeymyrtle (Ireland)|
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