Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Snowstorm is a dwarf form of Melaleuca sp. aff. linariifolia of unknown origin. Cultivar received by the Authority 10 November 1976. The applicant was Mr R Costin, Capalaba, Queensland.
DESCRIPTION: It is said that after six years the original cutting grown plant was very dense and symetrical in shape, being about 1.5m high and 1.5m wide. Flowering can be sporadic throughout the year but the main flowering season is in late winter and spring when it is claimed the whole plant is covered in flowers. Leaves are green excepting the young new growth which is pink. Individual leaves are very narrow being 1mm wide and 18-25mm long. The midrib is clearly visible on close inspection. Flowers are white and produced in "brushes" up to approximately 40mm in length.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar can be distinguished from the more typical forms of M. linariifolia in that it is a dwarf form.
COLOUR CODING:RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition
'brush': white group 155A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC116, CBG068687
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 4 July 1977