Melaleuca bracteata or 'river tea tree' is large shrub or small tree native to the northern regions of australia and as the name suggests it is found growing along rivers and water courses. This species is also known variously as 'snow in summer' and 'white cloud tree' because in summer it produces a massive flowering display which enevelopes the entire canopy.
Although native to the northern regions, Melaleuca bracteata (river tea tree) is highly adapatable and for instance it's been planted in Victoria as a street tree for decades. It is well suited for that purpose because its tough, has a compact canopy, single straight trunk and doesn't grow large enough to threaten overhead power lines. Good specimen tree.
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)