Hear all about it!The Rottnest Island Tea Tree grows as either a shrub or a small tree. Its size range is 1-5 m. In more sheltered parts of the Island it is more likely to reach its bigger size. Its bark is black and stringy. Its leaves are up to 15mm long and 2mm wide and curve backwards. It has small white or cream flowers which grow in cylinder shaped groupings.
This plant produces seeds from hard, wrinkled fruits in its canopy. These seeds are spread via wind and water. When it regenerates (grows new material after damage), it re-sprouts from its base.