Yellow or creamy white flowers that look like small bottle brushes. Dark green linear (needle-like) leaves. White bark that peels off in strips as the tree grows. Tolerances: Drought; poor drainage; any soil; salt air; gusty winds; fog. Special Considerations: Prefers sun. When planting, handle rootball with care or tree will go into transplant shock. Do not let rootball dry out during establishment period. Needs extra water in hot or windy conditions. Melaleuca ericifola - An essential oil with antiseptic and calming properties. This variety of melaleuca oil is exceptionally gentle and non-irritating to the skin and is used by the well-known essential oil.