DRYLAND TEA-TREE FACTS
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The Dryland Tea-tree is a dense shrub or small tree growing to about 8m. The bark is rough and hard. Young branchlets are hairy. The alternate leaves are linear to narrow-elliptic with pointed tips, and grow to 5mm to 15mm long and 1mm to 3mm wide. The plant produced bottlebrush-like spikes of white flowers 2cm to 4cm long, mainly in summer. The individual flowers are grouped in threes. Petals are ovate and about 2mm long. The fruit are woody capsules about 4mm to 5mm in diameter.
3m - 8m
3m - 5m
mallee, open woodland, ridges, coastal cliffs and dunes, on sandy, loam and clay soils
attracts nectar eating birds and insect eating birds, attracts butterflies. Birds may nest in foliage.
New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia, Western Australia.
|Common Name:||Dryland Tea-tree|
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