Red flowering tea tree

Red flowering tea tree

Melaleuca hypericifolia

Common Name:

Red flowering tea tree

Scientific Name:

Melaleuca hypericifolia


Alternative common names:

Description:

Large shrub or small tree up to 4.5m high. It is erect at first and then spreading with very firm, papery bark. Mid-green, oblong leaves in opposite pairs. Small orange-red flowers are borne on showy, dense spikes from spring to early summer.

Additional Information


Where does this species come from?

What is its invasive status in South Africa?

CARA 2002 - Category 1 NEMBA 2020 - Category 1b

Where does this species come from?

Where in South Africa is it a problem?

Western Cape.

How does it spread?

Seed dispersal.

Why is it a problem?

Invades coastal Fynbos on moist sites.

What does it look like?

Leaves:Mid-green, oblong leaves in opposite pairs.
Flowers: Small orange-red flowers are borne on showy, dense spikes from spring to early summer.

Does the plant have any uses?

Ornamental.

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