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Dwarf Apple Gum

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N. 316

Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Small tree or large shrub 4m spread 3m

Seed per packet: Approx.12
Seed per grams: Approx. 50

A small handsome tree with a slender rough barked stem with spreading branches and a densely textured crown. Showy white flowers occur profusely in summer in large clusters followed by cup-shaped fruits. 

Adult leaves are heart shaped (cordate) to opposite leaves and the branches and leaves have reddish hairs, new growth can be a reddish-purple colour.

Endemic to New South Wales.

Prefers light well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

Grow notes:

Prefers light well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of 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 this species is around 18-22°C.

  1. Sow seed at a depth of 1-2 mm in a porous seed-raising mix.
  2. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  3. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  4. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  5. Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days in suitable conditions.

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.

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