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KUNZEA ericifolia 100g

Yellow Kunzea

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 53-100g


Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 2-5 m

Seed per packet: Fine seed, several hundred
Seed per gram:  Fine seed, several thousand

Kunzea ericifolia is a large shrub which produces cream to pale-yellow flowers that occur in clusters at the ends of the branches during spring.
Grows 2 to 5 metres high but typically grows to around 2 m in cultivation. It has linear leaves about 10 mm long by 1 mm wide.

Occurs naturally in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren in the southwest of Western Australia.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Grow notes:

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 germination is around 18-22°C

  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 14-28 days in the right condition.

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.

Image by Geoff Derrin 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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