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SKU Code: N 45
Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 3 m
Seed per packet: Small seed, several hundred
Seed per gram: Small seed, several thousand
An attractive rounded shrub with an erect stem with a lightly textured crown that produces dense red bottlebrush-like flowers that occur in winter and spring. Leaves are narrow and around 2cm long.
Good bird attracting plant for the winter garden.
This hardy shrub grows well in most areas providing the soil is well-drained.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained dry rocky soil in an open sunny position, drought-resistant but frost tender.
Occurs naturally in the regions of the Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and the Swan Coastal Plains of Western Australia.
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, avoiding 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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.