Species: 'Melaleuca Quinquenervia.' Family: Myrtaceae
Common names; Niaouli, Broad-leafed Paperbark, Paperbark Tea Tree
Conservation Code: Not Threatened
Distribution: Eastern Australia
Melaleuca quinquenervia, commonly known as Niaouli or Broad-leaved paperbark or the Paper Bark Tea Tree, is a small- to medium-sized tree of the allspice family, Myrtaceae. The broad-leaved paperbark grows as a spreading tree up to 20 m high, with the trunk covered by a white, beige and grey thick papery bark.
Tea Tree is tolerant of being soaked, and is suitable for external application without chemical preservatives or special treatments. The high oil content provides protection against decay and helps maintain the rugged good looks without fading or cracking.
Tea Tree used for fencing and pergolas, is carefully harvested to promote new growth through regeneration.
Tea Tree fencing contains no chemicals or Preservatives and relies on its naturally high oil content for protection against the harsh Australian climate. Tea Tree boasts superior strength and provides a natural resistance to ant & insect attack.
Tea Tree fencing is constructed using galvanised steel or timber posts and timber rails. Tea tree fencing is suitable for high wind and salt exposed areas and with an average lifespan of 15 years, Tea Tree fencing is attractive, durable and economical.
Popular with landscapers, architects, homeowners and garden designers, natural fencing is enjoying a new surge in popularity due to its environmentally friendly nature, unique appearance and high durability.
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