Broadway Arboretum

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Melaleuca thyoides and Common Name


Location in Arboretum:Southern Jarrah Forest
No on Map: SJF02

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  • Grown as an ornamental crop.
  • Extremely salt tolerant - can tolerate salinities of 635-2365 mS/m (Department of Agriculture Farmnote No. 71/1999).
  • Has more impressive growth than saltbush in salt affected areas, growing to 5m (2).
  • Has an extremely small leaf. Seed collectors find it impossible to separate leaves from seeds when processing seeds collected from the plant.