65 Narrow leaf paperbark Melaleuca linariifolia

Family: Myrtaceae

This tree is sometimes called “Snow in Summer”. The reason is easy to see from the photo of this tree taken in December. A native of Australia (South Queensland and NSW), it is rich in essential oils, similar to the “tea tree oil” derived from Melaleuca alternifolia, the Australian Tea Tree. Cultivars have been developed for garden ornamentals.