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BEAUFORTIA sparsa - Pure Seed 1g

Swamp bottlebrush

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 283-1g


Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Small shrub 1-3 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 250
Seed per gram:  Approx. 3,800

An attractive shrub with narrow leaves and red-orange flowers in either January to April or September to November occuring at the ends of the branches in globular-shaped clusters.

Typically an erect spreading shrub grows to a height of 1-2 m in ideal conditions but can be smaller in exposed or harsh conditions.

Occurs naturally in the IBRA Regions of Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren in the southern parts of Western Australia.

Well suited to Swampy areas and river banks.

Prefers light to medium soil in a sunny position, drought resistant.

Grow notes:

Seed is usually best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination of this genus is around 18-22°C

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
Research has shown that many members of this genus are responsive to the pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying it to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix. The seed will lodge in the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-42 days in the right 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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