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Characteristics: Tree to 15 m
Seeds per packets: 300
Typically a tree with graceful, weeping foliage to 15 metres but is often smaller in cultivation. It has fibrous bark and lance shaped leaves.
The flowers consist of 5 white petals are massed along the branches in spring and early summer.
Popular in cultivation and despite its western origin is hardy in sub-tropical and temperate areas.
Endemic to the south west of Western Australia.
Adaptable to most soil and is frost and drought tolerant. Grows particularly well in sandy soils along the coast.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.