Swamp Tea Tree
Family : Myrtaceae
The Swamp Tea Tree can grow to 20 metres. The bark is typical of the paperbark family, being cream coloured and having papery layers. The leaves are silvery and densely hairy when young, becoming greener and smoother with age. Like other paperbarks, they have distinctly parallel veins. Leaves are long and broad.
Flowers are small and creamy white, blooming close together on cylindrical spikes. Fruits are small, stalkless woody capsules. These contain a large number of tiny, splinter-like seeds.
This tree will tolerate wet conditions. It likes sandy loams but will grow in clay and silty soils. It is useful for coastal stabilisation as it has large roots and very strong wood. The nectar-rich flowers attract lots of wildlife, such as parrots, honeyeaters, flying foxes and possums.
|Flowers||August to November|
|Fruit||October to December|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Birds and Others|
|Growth Habit||Large Tree|
|Amount of Sun||Full or Partial Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry Areas to Wet Area|
|Salt Tolerance||Extremely Tolerant|
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