Melaleuca ericifolia or swamp paperbark is a native to South Eastern Australia and Tasmania where it occurs in wet brackish areas usually in coastal estuaries, coastal heath and swamps. Swamp paper bark is usually seen as a shrub to around 4 metres but also grows to a small tree in thickets upwards of 5 or 6 metres or so.
Melaleuca ericifolia (swamp paperbark) obviously is an excellent species for planting in wet areas where soil stabilisation, screening, wildlife habitat and shelter are key objectives. This species will self-seed reliably after two or three years meaning an initial wide spaced planting of seedlings will be all that is required.
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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)