Tea Tree pyatizhilkovaya ( Maleleuka pyatinervnaya , Melaleuca Leucadendra , Tea Tree bumazhnokorovoe , Tea tree cajeput , lat. Melaleuca is quinquenervia ) - a plant kind of tea tree . A broad-leaved tree up to 20 meters high, the trunk of which is covered with white, beige, or gray dense peeling, paper-like bark. The gray-green leaves are ovoid and the cream or white flowers appear from late spring to autumn
Melaleuca quinquenervia is a small or medium-sized tree, usually reaches a height of 8-15 m, sometimes up to 25 m. The leaves are flat, dense, from spear-shaped to ovoid, dull or gray-green, alternating, 55-120 mm long and 10 —31 mm wide. The flowers are located on the ears at the ends of the branches. The ears contain from 5 to 18 groups of three flowers and up to 40 mm in diameter and 20-50 mm in length. The petals are about 3 mm long and fall off with age. The stamens are white, cream or greenish in color and are located in 5 bundles around the flower, 5-10 stamens per bundle. Flowering occurs from spring to early autumn (in Australia from September to March). After flowering, woody fruits grow in the form of a wide cylindrical box 2.5-4 mm long, grouped on ears along the branches. Each fruit contains many tiny seeds that are thrown away annually. Invasive in the Everglades region.