Melaleuca linariifolia, common name snow-in-summer, is a small tree growing up to 10 m with
distinctive and attractive white or creamy white, papery bark and a dense canopy. Its leaves are arranged in alternating pairs 17–45 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, linear to lance-shaped and with a distinct mid-vein. The flowers are white to creamy-white, perfumed and arranged in spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering, sometimes also in the upper leaf axils. Each spike is up to 40 mm long and contains 4 to 20 individual flowers. The flowers cover the tree over a relatively short period, between October and February and are followed by fruit which are woody capsules,along the stems. The fruiting capsules have valves which do not project beyond the rim of the capsule.
90.00 Location A5 Latitude;-38.401288000000 Longitude; 146.052887000000
Planted in the South Gippsland Landcare 'Million trees for South Gippsland' project launch garden. Planted in 2009.