Melaleuca leucadendra ruscifolia Cheel
Melaleuca arcana is an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall, or a tree that can reach 8 - 12 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. The tree is also sometimes planted in soil stabilization projects.
Australia - northern Queensland.
Near the coast in depressions behind frontal sand dunes, on low swampy plains, and undulating slopes at elevations up to 300 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 300 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 32Â°c, but can tolerate 18 - 38Â°c[
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,600 - 1,900mm, but tolerates 1,200 - 2,000mm[
Prefers a position in full sun, tolerating some shade[
]. Grows in the wild in light to medium soils of low fertility[
]. Plants can tolerate seasonal inundation of the soil[
]. Prefers a pH in the range 5 - 6, tolerating 4.5 - 6.5[
The plant has the potential to escape from cultivation on some sites and become a weed[
The tree can be utilized for sand stabilisation in coastal areas[
The tree is a good source of honey[
The wood can be used for posts and railway ties[
The wood is used for fuel[
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