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Melaleuca Argentea | Growing and Care Guide Australia

Last week I reviewed the Melaleuca fulgens, this week I will be discussing another Melaleuca variety, the argentea or Silver leaved paperbark.

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Melaleuca Argentea Features

Genus: Melaleuca
Species: argentea
Common Name: Silver leaved paperbark, silver cadjeput, or silver cajuput
Flower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Silver
Growth Habit: Small Tree
Flowering: Spring & Winter

growing melaleuca argentea

The Melaleuca argentea is one of the tree-like varieties in the Melaleuca family. What makes this variety special to me is contrast it provides when around other melaleuca varieties, given its white flowers(with a tinge of yellow and cream) and silver foliage.

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Growing Melaleuca Argentea

This variety will grow from about 5m to around 7m in height and can function as a fantastic feature tree in any garden. For best results plant in full sun, you will not regret planting this Australian Native Plant!

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  1. Could you tell me what soil conditions this melaleuca likes.
    I am looking to plant it as a specimen tree but in semi shady conditions & in typical sandy soil of south Fremantle which tend to be quite alkaline.
    Thanks

  2. As long as there is more sun than shade you should be fine. This variety naturally occurs along river banks and swamps so a little more water is a good idea. Should still be relatively good draining soil, which Freo soil generally is. Alkaline is better than acidic. Just add some manures (particularly chicken) when you plant if you are concerned your soil may be too alkaline.

    Hope that helps!

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