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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • July

Gardens

Plants: Species

Flaxleaf Paperbark or Snow in Summer Tree Melaleuca linariifolia

FAMILY: MYRTACEAE (Myrtle Family)

A tree with wildly different common names is Australia's flaxleaf paperbark Melaleuca linariifolia . While "flaxleaf paperbark" is a nice, quirky name, the tree's American name is much more romantic: the snow in summer tree. When our Melaleuca linariifolia blooms in July, the abundant fluffy white flower tufts that grace its branches make it look, indeed, like it is snowing in summer.