Melaleuca Linariifolia "Snow In Summer" - "Budjur" Seeds
“Snow In Summer”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Smoke treatment may assist growth.
Sowing: Sow on surface. Cover very lightly with soil.
Care: Keep moist but not wet with fine mist spray.
Sprouting: 6-25 days.
Also known as snow-in-summer, narrow-leaved paperbark, flax-leaved paperbark and in the language of the Gadigal people as budjur.
A plant in the Myrtaceae family endemic to New South Wales and Queensland. Melaleuca linariifolia is a small tree growing to a height of 6–10m with distinctive and attractive white or creamy white, papery bark and a dense canopy. The flowers are white to creamy-white, perfumed and arranged in spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering. A hardy plant, it flowers in late spring or summer, making it a popular garden shrub or small tree in mild to moderate climates.
Melaleuca linariifolia is cultivated as an ornamental tree for parks and gardens and is also used as a screen or windbreak. It is also popular as a nature strip tree in Melbourne in Victoria. It tolerates both dry and boggy conditions and is frost hardy. It should be planted with caution as it can damage wastewater pipes, and is easily ignitable, so should not be planted in fire-prone areas. It is a food or habitat source for native animals, including many insects.
This species is rich in essential oils, especially Terpinen-4-ol.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.