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Characteristics: Shrub 1.5-4 m
Seed per packet: Approx 200
Commonly known by the name spearwood Kunzea glabrescens is a shrub viable in height growing between 1.5 and 4 metres.
Creamy-white or yellow flowers occur during October and November.
Endemic to Western Australia.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
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.