Date of issue: 17 May 2011
Designer: Wayne Rankin,
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
Adhesive-backed stamp on white paper sheet.
Plant: Melaleuca alternifolia
Large bushy shrub to 6m high by 4m across with papery bark and
linear leaves to 2.5cm. White bottlebrush-like flowers to 5cm long
occur in summer. Distribution: NSW, Qld.
Propagation: From seed or cuttings.
Cultivation: Very hardy in most soils and aspects except very
dry conditions. Tolerates quite heavy shade. Good plant for poorly
drained conditions. Used commercially to produce tea-tree oil. Flowers
harbour small insects, which attract birds