Rottnest Teatree

Rottnest Teatree 1

There is plenty of this large white-flowering shrub in bloom in Perth at present. It is Rottnest Teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata) and despite its common name, is in fact a melaleuca not a teatree. It grows in the southwest of Western Australia, from about Carnarvon to the South Australian border, and in parts of most other mainland states as well. Its reported flowering season is Jan-Sept.

Rottnest Teatree 2

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