Melaleuca quinquenervia

Paperbark tree with old flowers.

Paperbark tree with old flowers.

Paperbark Tree, Cajaput Tree

An evergreen tree native to Australia. The paperbark tree is a good choice for smaller areas since it has a narrow growth habit. Its pendulous branches yield white bottle-brush type flowers in the summer and fall. The bark on this species is very unique. It is spongy and peels in sheets.